OFFICE KGDVS Interview / Part 1 from 0300TV on Vimeo.
Interview to Belgian architects Kersten Geers [Ghent, 1975] and David Van Severen [Ghent, 1978] principals of OFFICE KGDVS, founded in 2002. They have worked at Neutelings Riedijk Architects [Geers] and with Stéphane Beel and Xaveer De Geyter [Van Severen]. Currently, they’re both teaching at the TU Delft, the Berlage Institute and Ghent University.
In 2008, this practice was invited to participate in Ordos100 project, curated by Ai Wei Wei. They also represented Belgium at the eleventh international architecture biennale in Venice that same year.
OFFICE KGDVS works with primary operations [back to the roots], away from the superdutch [and also Danish] manners of Rem Koolhaas and his thugs [although this may or may not be a coincidence].
In this part of the interview, Geers and Van Severen describe their participation at the last Architecture Biennale, the Belgian context, historical references and how to approach different projects without any form of rhetoric or diagrammatic operations.
“OFFICE constantly tests the basic conditions of space –delimitation, embedment, inclusion and exclusion- in various scales and contexts.”
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Posted by Britton Chambers at 8:11 PM