Archinect - News 2017-08-21T15:52:48-04:00 Holmenkollen ski jump turns into Airbnb penthouse for one night Alexander Walter 2015-03-19T20:47:00-04:00 >2015-03-19T20:53:08-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>One lucky soul will get to enjoy an unforgettable night in one of Oslo's most iconic destinations later this month: the topmost floor of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">JDS</a>-designed Holmenkollen ski jump will be turned into a cozy, fully furnished Airbnb penthouse for the winner of a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recent online contest</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>From the contest description:</p><p><em>Set at the top of the ski jump where champions prepare for flight, the apartment&rsquo;s floor to ceiling windows give you one of the best views imaginable of Oslo, snow capped mountains and endless forest.&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>On the first floor, 250 steps below the apartment you will find the world&rsquo;s first ski museum. Discover more than 4,000 years of ski history and learn about the adventures of polar explorers, including Roald Amundsen.</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><em>After a day in the snow, leave your gear and take the lift up to your apartment at the very top of the Holmenkollen ski jump.&nbsp; </em></p><p><em>Right above you is the highest roof terrace in town, so you can do some serious stargazing as dinner is served. If you&rsquo;re really lucky, you might...</em></p> JDS to Design New Youth Center in Lille, France Alexander Walter 2011-10-28T14:39:00-04:00 >2012-09-29T13:01:59-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>JDS / Julien De Smedt Architects have just signed the contract to execute their first French project for the city of Lille. The project that houses a youth hostel, a kindergarten and offices is the result of an invited competition that JDS won in collaboration with EGIS, Agence Franck Boutt&eacute; Consultants, and SL2EC.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here</a> for JDS Architects' Archinect Firm Profile.</p> The Holmenkollen Ski Jump Wins 2011 ECCS Structural Steel Design Award Alexander Walter 2011-09-22T13:12:00-04:00 >2012-09-29T13:02:13-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>JDS Architects&rsquo; Holmenkollen Ski Jump has been announced as the winner of the 2011 ECCS Structural Steel Design Award today at the ECCS Congress in Potsdam, Germany. The award recognizes outstanding design in steel construction emphasizing the many advantages of steel in construction, production, economy and architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Find more images of the new Holmenkollen Ski Jump <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p>