Philosophy

While every attempt of making architecture seems to drift off in rhetorics of programmatic organization and ironic provocation, form and space as such have become a rare good. In our projects we try to counter this by making direct and precise spatial proposals, formal compositions without rhetoric. This literal architecture aims for a phenomenological experience, perhaps despite of its program.

Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen was founded in 2002 by David Van Severen and Kersten Geers.

Publications

2008 Office 7 in De Architect, feb ‘08, Nolland
2008 Office 7 in A+ 210, feb ‘08
2007 Office 7 in De Standaard Magazine
2007 Office 35 in Mark Magazine, okt. 07
2007 Office 15 in ‘Memosphere. Rethinking Monuments’, 2007.
2007 Office 35 in ‘Visionary Power’, NAi Uitgevers, Rotterdam
2006 Office 19 in ’AAfiles’, nr 54, London
2006 Office 19 in ‘A+ 200’, Belgium
2006 Office 22 in boek ‘Prix-de-Rome 2006’, 010 uitgevers
2006 Recent projects, in ‘XXI’, nr 41, Turkey
2005 Office 19 in Architecture and Culture, December 2005, Z. Korea
2005 Recent projects, in: ‘de Architect’, nr. 6, Netherlands
2005 Border Garden - Jardin Frontera, in ‘Arquine’, nr. 32, Mexico
2005 Recent projects, in Wonderland NL, Austria
2005 ‘tower and square’, in: ‘de Architect’ nr. 1 / 2, Netherlands
2005 ‘tower and square’, in: ‘Fear and Space, the view of young designers in the Netherlands’, Nai publishers, Netherlands
2004 Entrance, in: ‘XXI’, nr. 29, Turkey
2004 Notary Entrance, in: Architektur, 3/04, Austria
2004 Recente projecten, in ‘DAMn magazine’, nr.0, Belgium
2003 Notary Entrance, in: ‘A+ 185’, Belgium
2003 Notary Entrance, in: ‘Frame magazine’, Netherlands
2003 Notary Entrance, in: ‘A+U 184 driving through Belgium II’,Japan
2003

Non Stop, in: ‘Beople magazine’, Belgium
OFFICE KERSTEN GEERS DAVID VAN SEVEREN

Exhibitions

2007 Office 35 in ‘A Portrait of the Artist as a Researcher’, Vienna
2007 Office 35 in Biennial van Rotterdam, with theme “Power”
2006 Office 27 in Biennial van Venetie
2006 Office 17 in ‘Gent Morgen’, Ghent
2006 ‘New trends in Europe and South East’, traveling exhibition, Tokyo, Patras, Sydney, Luxemburg, ...
2005 ‘Wonderland’, Young European Architects, traveling exhibition, Amsterdam, Paris, Venice, Zagreb, Ljubljana, ...
2004 ‘Groepsportretten’, Witte de With Art Gallery, Rotterdam