everything architecture

OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen
7 rue Ferrère, 33000 Bordeaux Map
Tue+Thu–Sun 11 am–18, Wed 11 am–8 pm

From 3 November 2016 to 12 February 2017, arc en rêve centre d’architecture presents everything architecture devoted to the internationally renowned architecture firm OFFICE Kersten Geers and David Van Severen.

Through a series of ordered objects (models, drawings and photographs of over fifty inter-related projects) presented in the main gallery at arc en rêve, this exhibition provides an insight into a firm that stands apart thanks to its minimalism and its radicality.
 Established in Brussels in 2002, OFFICE is famous for its highly personal architecture including both built and theoretical projects.
 The architecture designed by OFFICE expresses its essence and its purest form by working with basic geometrical rules (squares, circles, triangles, etc.). This architectural approach produces spaces that are open to a complex range of uses.
Residents are given a framework within which they can build their lives. 
OFFICE explores projects, designs and planning initiatives on a variety of different scales. This way of working develops in relation to research and teaching. These two aspects of the work of OFFICE mirror one another, creating unexpected parallels between their teaching and their practice as architects.

everything architecture is based on the idea that everything the firm makes has to be considered as a project in its own right: everything is architecture.

“Today’s world is both interiorised and urbanised, everything is built but (almost) nothing is architecture. In this context, the only one we have—a « uniform field »—we have to understand how to produce a minimum of comfort, of anchor points, of living spaces, connected to our cultural traditions.” 
Kersten Geers & David Van Severen

Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen. Everything Architecture” is jointly produced by the Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels (BOZAR), arc en rêve centre d’architecture Bordeaux and the Architectural Association School for Architecture, London