Demà dimarts 26 d’abril, a les 19h, a la seu del COAC de Barcelona (Pl. Nova), conferència de Kersten Geers & David Van Severen dintre del cicle Foros ESARQ 2011.
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.
David Van Severen (Ghent, 1978) graduated in Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Ghent, Belgium and at the Esquela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura in Madrid, Spain. Since 1995 he designed and made several objects, installations and furniture. Until 2004 he worked for Stéphane Beel Architects in Ghent, Xaveer De Geyter Architects in Brussels and for Atelier Maarten Van Severen. He has been a teacher and guest critic at the Academy of Amsterdam, the TU Delft, The Academy of Arnhem, and the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam, and he’s currently teaching at the University of Ghent.
Kersten Geers (Ghent, 1975) graduated in Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Ghent, Belgium and at the Esquela Tecnica Superior de Arquitectura in Madrid, Spain. He was a project leader for Maxwan Architects and Urbanists in Rotterdam and for Neutelings Riedijk Architects in Rotterdam.(2001-2005). He is currently professor at the University of Ghent, and visiting professor at the School of Architecture in Mendrisio.