Interlude 09

KERSTEN GEERS

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OFFICE KERSTEN GEERS DAVID VAN SEVEREN

Was established in 2002 by Kersten Geers and David Van Severen and has been located in Brussels since 2006. Kersten Geers studied at the Universiteit Gent and at the Escuela Técnica Superior de arquitectura in Madrid (ETSAM). Until 2001 Geers worked for Maxwan/Max. 1 Architects (Roterdam) and from 2001 to 2005 for Neutelings Riedijk Architects (Roterdam). He has been a tutor at the Technische Universiteit de Delft, the Universiteit Gent and the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio, and a guest lecturer and guest critic for the Berlage Institute in Roterdam and Columbia University in New York, among other institutions. He is editor of San Rocco magazine and frequently publishes essays on architecture.

“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.” KGDVS

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