Office – Kersten Geers David Van Severen (a+u 591)
Architecture and Urbanism, 2019
Monograph dedicated to the work of Kersten Geers and David Van Severen’s Brussels-based studio, OFFICE. Since its founding in 2002, OFFICE has thoughtfully produced an iterative body of work that serves to both document the studio’s knowledge and function as open systems in an increasingly complex world. This monograph traces the lineage of 25 OFFICE projects, that span from early spatial experiments in housing to recent larger works with urban implications, while offering their ideas up for interpretation. Included are the Arvo Pärt Centre in Estonia and the Agriculture School in Belgium. An essay by Mark Lee and an interview with Geers and Van Severen round out the issue.