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21 Sep 2017

OFFICE Kersten Geers David van Severen News

News from OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen

Solo House II, near Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain
Solo House II near Barcelona by Office KGDVS Architects
photo courtesy of Thonet / Solo
Contemporary House near Barcelona by Office KGDVS
A portfolio of daring holiday home architecture in the midst of the Catalan wilderness – French real estate developer Christian Bourdais is currently realising this dream.

6 Sep 2017
La Librairie Walter König & Cahiers d’Art, Paris, France


The inauguration of ‘La Librairie Walter König & Cahiers d’Art’ at Palais de Tokyo, Friday 8th September between 6 and 8 pm. The bookshop, designed by OFFICE for publishers Walther König and Cahiers d’Art, has been open since last April but will now be officially inaugurated. The event, which is open for all, will be marked by a small reception, and a book signing of ‘Volumes 1, 2 & 3’ by Kersten Geers and David Van Severen.

La Librairie Walter König & Cahiers D’art, at Palais de Tokyo, Paris
La Librairie Walter König & Cahiers D'art, at Palais de Tokyo, Paris
photo courtesy of architects office


OFFICE is participating in this year’s Chicago Architecture Biennial entitled ‘Make New History’, curated by the Los Angeles office Johnston Marklee. In collaboration with the artists Peter Wächtler and Michael Van den Abeele, OFFICE created a new proposal for the seminal Chicago Tribune Tower competition of 1922. The project is on display within the exhibition ‘Vertical City’ at the Chicago Cultural Center. The publication series ‘Architecture without content’ will be also on display at the Biennale in ‘Rooms for Books’ by Mollet Geiser.

Chicago Architecture Biennial, Sept 16, 2017 – Jan 7, 2018. Press and professional previews on 14 and 15 Sept ’17.

Chicago Tribune Tower competition design proposal:
Chicago Tribune Tower competition design proposal by OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen
image © Michael Van den Abeele / Peter Wächtler

19 Apr 2017
SOLO House by OFFICE Kersten Geers David van Severen


After two years of construction, the SOLO House is completed.

Solo OFFICE is the second realized ‘Solo House’, part of a project of 12 exceptional homes curated by Christian Bourdais in the mountainous region of Matarraña, two hours south of Barcelona, report the architects today.

SOLO House by OFFICE Kersten Geers David van Severen
photograph : Bas Princen

The house consists of a simple circular roof which frames the top of a plateau and overlooks the surrounding forests and dramatic landscape – underlining the qualities of both the plateau and its edge. Four straight rows of eight columns cut chords out of the circular base shape and define living areas with variable levels of protection. Large sliding walls on the outer edge of the circle allow the living areas to open fully, and provide a seamless transition between the dweller and the surrounding nature.

The house will be presented to the press on April 24th. For more information about this opening, contact us or Solo Houses.

28 Oct 2016
Everything Architecture at centre d’architecture – arc en rêve, Bordeaux


Everything Architecture
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It is our pleasure to invite you to the opening of ‘Everything Architecture’ in centre d’architecture arc en rêve in Bordeaux. The opening will take place Thursday, November 3rd at 18h. Kersten Geers and David Van Severen will deliver a lecture at 18:30, followed by the inauguration at 20:00. The event is open to the public and free of charge, but places are limited.

‘Everything Architecture’, which ran earlier this year at BOZAR in Brussels, is OFFICE’s first large retrospective since ‘Seven Rooms’ in 2009. Its point of departure is the idea that each of the products of OFFICE is considered a project in itself. Models, drawings and perspectives populate the exhibition space, together with works of art, that are related to the spirit and language of OFFICE. For this reprise, the content has been rearranged along a new narrative which relates to the impressive architectural space of the ‘grande galerie’ of arc en rêve.

OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen

A coproduction between:
arc en rêve centre d’architecture
Architectural Association School for Architecture

Thursday 3rd of November 2016 until Sunday 12th of February 2017, at arc en rêve centre d’architecture
7 Rue Ferrère, Bordeaux 33300, FR

Vernissage on 3/11 from 18:30 (open to the public).
And from 4/11 until 12/2/’17 open daily from
11:00 until 18:00 (Wednesdays until 20:00)


• ‘The Form of Form’, Triennal de Lisbao, PT. Oct 5 until Dec 12 2016.
• ‘Maatwerk/Maβarbeit. Architektur aus Flandern und den Niederlanden’, at Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM), Frankfurt, DE. Oct 8 2016 until Feb 12 2017.
• ‘Possibility of an Island’, installation part of ‘EUtopia’, Museum M, Leuven, BE. Oct 20 2016 until Jan 17 2017.
• ‘The Designer Designed by the Humans’, installation by estudioHerreros, as part of ‘Are We Human?’, the Istanbul Design Biennial, TR. Oct 22 until Nov 22 2016.
• ‘A Good City Has Industry’, exhibition by Atelier Brussels/BOZAR, at the Ravenstein Gallery, Brussels, BE. Oct 26 2016 until Jan 15 2017.

27 May 2016

OFFICE Kersten Geers David van Severen – 2 Exhibitions / 2 Publications



The finissage of the exhibition ‘Everything Architecture’, at Centre for Fine Arts (BOZAR) in Brussels.

A small event this Sunday will be held to mark the end of this exhibition, an important milestone in OFFICE’s history.

OFFICE Kersten Geers David van Severen Exhibition
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For the occasion, an extra 50 copies of ‘OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen: Volume 2’ will be for sale. There will also be a small presentation of two new publications (see below). The exhibition will be open for visits until 18h.
Exhibition: ‘Everything Architecture’, BOZAR, Brussels.
Finissage: Sunday, 29/5, 16h. Registration not required.


OFFICE is proud to be a part of the ‘Bravoure’ exhibition which has opened today at the Belgian Pavilion at the Biennale Architettura 2016 in Venice. The exhibition, curated by architecten de vylder vinck taillieu, doorzon interieurarchitecten and architect-photographer Filip Dujardin, focuses on the idea of ‘craftmanship’ in architecture. OFFICE 39: Villa Buggenhout is featured in this light.
The Belgian pavilion will also be actively used for events during the biennale. Tomorrow, Friday 27th, between 15h and 17h, a conversation is planned with authors and contributors of recent books and magazines coming out of Flanders and Brussels, among which also our own monograph ‘OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen: Volume 2’. Kersten Geers will be present to take part.
Exhibition: ‘Bravoure’, Belgian Pavilion, Giardini, Venice. 28.05.2016, 10:00 until 27.11.2016, 18:00
Conversation: Books on Architecture from Flanders and Brussels. Friday, 27 May 2016, 15.00 – 17.00 hrs


We are proud to announce two new publications edited by The Laboratory of Architecture as Form (FORM). ‘The Difficult Whole: A Reference Book on the Work of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown’, will be published by Park Books, and available in architecture book stores soon. ‘Metropolitan Architecture’ is the seventeenth part of the ‘Architecture Without Content’-series. Both publications have been designed by graphic designer Joris Kritis, and will be presented on the finissage of ‘Everything Architecture’ (see above).
‘The Difficult Whole: A Reference Book on the Work of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown’, Park Books, 2016.
‘Architecture Without Content 17: Metropolitan Architecture’.

15 Aug 2012

2G #63

The 63th issue of 2G, featuring 17 projects and 6 texts by and about OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen, will be in stores by September 2012. The issue will be festively launched on the 13th Architecture Biennale in Venice, on the 28th of August, in front of the Belgian pavilion. Kersten Geers and David Van Severen will be present, as well as contributors Enrique Walker and Ellis Woodman.
Location: Belgian Pavilion, Giardini, Venice
Date: August 28th, 15:30

For the third time in a row, Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen will participate in the Venice Biennale of Architecture, this time as part of the board of San Rocco Magazine. San Rocco was invited by this edition’s curator, David Chipperfield, to contribute to the main exhbition. San Rocco’s project ‘Collaborations’ will be on display in the Corderia in the Arsenale.
Exhibition: Venice Biennale of Architecture 2012, from August 29th until November 25th
Location: Giardini and Arsenale, Venice, IT

The Weekend House in Merchtem, Belgium has been completed, and will be featured in the upcoming 2G issue.

Office’s recent projects for the construction and conversion of 2 darain, a cinema and a park in Bahrain was well received by the Ministry of Culture. Building preparations will start soon.


The exhibition ‘Notes from the Archive: James Frazer Stirling’ in the CCA, Montreal, features excerpts from the James Stirling/Michael Wilford Archive, permitting an intimate view in the unusual architectural practice.
The exhibition design was made by Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen, as an adaptation of their previous scenography for the ‘Imperfect Health’ exhibition in the same venue.

Exhibition: James Frazer Stirling: Notes from the Archive, until October 14th 2012
Location: CCA, Montreal, Canada

Office was selected to participate in the ambitious urban and landscaping project ’55 000 ha pour la Nature’ in Bordeaux, France, as part of a large team led by the Brussels-based landscape architect Bas Smets.

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