2G N.63 OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen

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2G Magazine wijdt een nummer aan het architectenbureau Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen. In 2G #63 komen 17 recente projecten van het bureau aan bod. Met foto's van Bas Princen, en teksten van Ellis Woodman, Joan Ockman, Enrique Walker, Pier Poalo Tamburelli en Andrea Zanderigo.

Lees verder in het Engels:

For some time now Belgian architecture has been forging ahead as one of the most interesting in Europe. Following in the wake of more consolidated studios like Robrecht en Daem (2G N.55), Xaveer De Geyter or Stéphane Beel is a new generation of top-notch architects such as De Vylder Vick Taillieu and OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen itself.

With a track record stretching back ten years, the studio of Kersten Geers and David Van Severen has tackled all kinds of projects from a radical POV: quasi-utopian city proposals, frontier posts, single-family houses, government buildings, exhibition designs and pavilions. Their architecture has not only to do with the design solutions that emerge but depends on radical reformulations of the programme—such as emptying the Belgian Pavilion in the 2008 Venice Biennale of Architecture and filling it with confetti—rigid schemes in plan—like the square divided into nine of the villa in Buggenhout—the construction of spaces based on concatenated rooms (or enfilades)—like the weekend house in Merchtem—or the burying of the volume—as in their villa in Brussels or the design for the Kunstmuseum in St. Gallen.

This number of 2G contains three introductory texts written by the British critic Ellis Woodman, the American historian Joan Ockman, and the architects and editors of the magazine San Rocco Pier Paolo Tamburelli and Andrea Zanerigo. To complement these, the Nexus section includes texts by the architects themselves and an interview with Enrique Walker. All the buildings have been photographed by the superb Dutch photographer Bas Princen.

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