JOHANSEN SKOVSTED ARKITEKTER
Johansen Skovsted Arkitekter is an architectural office based in Copenhagen, founded by Søren Johansen (b.1981) and Sebastian Skovsted (b.1982) in 2014. The office seeks to bridge the gap between contemporary building processes and materials, and basic architectural values, through a synthesis of ideas, techniques and manufacturing methods. The office sees structure as a lively part of the space it makes by placing and connecting components which are both readable and relatable and which strongly contribute to a particular spatial character.
The office has been rewarded by several prizes, such as Nykredits Fonds Motivationspris 2021, the Häuser Award - Interior Prize 2020, the AD Design Award 2018, the Three-Year Working Grant of the Danish Arts Foundation 2017, the Danish Crown Prince Couple’s Stardust Award 2016 and the Bisballe Prize 2015, named Highly Commended Practice in the Architectural Review Emerging Architecture Award 2018 and shortlisted for the EU Mies Award 2017.
Both Søren Johansen and Sebastian Skovsted have studied architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation (KADK). Sebastian Skovsted has furthermore conducted parts of his studies at TU Delft. In addition to their practice they teach at KADK at the Institute of Architecture and Technology. In 2019 they run a studio at the Porto Academy. They have lectured at institutions such as ETH Zurich, EPFL Lucerne, The Barbican, London Metropolitan University, Porto School of Architecture, the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, the University of New South Wales and the Sydney Opera House. They are both members of The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, the Society of Artists. In 2020 Trema Förlag published Rotunda III – Johansen Skovsted Arkitekter.