The 1st of January 2006 Bjarke Ingels and Julien De Smedt decided close down PLOT
after exactly 5 years of fruitful collaboration. The former partners of PLOT have
opened two new companies: JDS architects and BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group.
The two partners will supervise the completion of the Ellsinore Psychiatric Hospital,
the Sjakket HQ in Copenhagen as well as a handful of designs for objects, lamps and
typehouses. For more information visit www.jdsarchitects.com and www.big.dk
PLOT was founded in Copenhagen in January 2001 by architects Julien De Smedt and
Bjarke Ingels. PLOT was founded in order to develop an architectural practice that
turns intense research and analysis of practical as well as theoretical issues into
the driving forces of design. A better way to explain the office's design philosophy
and process is to explain its name: a narrative is a series of events, that are tied
together in a PLOT. Each event contains insight, drama and beauty in itself, but
without the PLOT they risk to fail and become nothing but the sum of the parts.
Individually the incidents may seem random or pointless, but joined they culminate
in a transcending will. In the same way the PLOT makes architecture more than a
random accumulation of toilets and bedrooms. Beautiful details and individual moments
get lost if nothing is at stake - if the PLOT is missing.