Monadnock A time-lapse film tracks the evolution of a city over a period of a hundred years, revealing the fact that the urban fabric consists of elements that alter at different rates. The buildings change very slowly. They form static structures that are able to survive several eras, uses and trends. Buildings are slow and constitute the solid material of the city. Similar to a Monadnock, the type of mountain that is formed by the disappearance of all the surrounding material through a long process of erosion. Only the hardest rock remains.
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Job Floris is architect and co-founder of Monadnock.
He obtained his master’s degree in architecture from the Rotterdamse Academie Van Bouwkunst in 2004, following on from his study of architectural design at
the Academie voor Kunst en Vormgeving Sint Joost in Breda. He gained his first
experience of working at an architectural firm during his internship at Christian
Kieckens Architects in Aalst. While there, as assistant designer he was
involved in Interieur Kortrijk and an exhibition design for the Singel in
Antwerp. Floris subsequently broadened his experience in Flanders by working as
designer at Architectenbureau Poulissen & Partners in Antwerp from 1998 to
2000. There, he was involved in the realization of the Tachkemonischool and two
residential blocks, all of which are located in Antwerp. In 2000 Floris
returned to practice in the Netherlands, working as project-architect at
Rapp+Rapp until 2006. During this period he was involved in a number of
projects, including the design and realization of the town centre plan in
Ypenburg, a large-scale ensemble of residential and retail buildings, and the
office block for Social Services in Rotterdam. Job Floris publishes in
various architecture and art magazines and has been editor of OASE Journal for
Architecture since 2008. He has held various visiting lectureships in the
Netherlands and abroad since 2006. In 2010 Job was appointed as coordinator of
the Master’s degree course Architecture at the Rotterdamse Academie voor
Sandor Naus is architect and co-founder of Monadnock. In 2001 he obtained his master’s degree in architecture with distinction from the Academie voor Architectuur en Stedenbouw in Tilburg, having graduated from the Academie voor Kunst en Vormgeving Sint Joost in Breda in 1996. He served his internship at AWG Architecten in Antwerp, where he worked on the realization of a small-scale residential building on the Scheldekaai. After his study Naus returned to Antwerp to work as chief designer at the firm of Poulissen & Partners. While there he was involved in various projects realized in Antwerp, such as the multifunctional Hangar 26/27 on the Schelde, the residential block Cornelis-Floris on the Willemdok and the Tachkemonischool. In 2000 Naus moved to Rotterdam, where he broadened his experience by working at MVRDV until 2006. While there, as project architect he was responsible for the realization of large-scale projects including the Parkrand residential block in Amsterdam and the pop music venue Effenaar in Eindhoven. In addition to this, he worked on the Lloyd Hotel in Amsterdam and international design projects such as the 2004 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London and the Celosia residential block in Madrid. Sandor Naus was part of the three-man team that won the NIROV competition ‘De woonwijk van de toekomst’ (The residential district of the future) in 2004. He has realized several private residences and has fulfilled various educational functions since 2001, at institutions including the Design Academy Eindhoven and the Academie voor Architectuur en Stedenbouw in Tilburg.
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Contributors Floris van der Poel (NL), co-founder of Monadnock and involved as partner in all projects up untill March 2009, Ignacio Zabalo Martin (ES), James Browne (IR), Robert Chapman (IR), Froukje van de Klundert (NL), Karl Tobin (IR), Jantje Engels (DE), Matthew Murphy (IR), Barbara Materia (IT), Antoine Kersse (FR), Mattie Le Voyer (FR), Rebeca Aguilera (ES), Alessandra Ienca (IT), David Lawless (IR), Neil Middleton (SCO), Shelly-Ann O'Dea (IR), Loukia Lhomme (FR), Sibe Duijsters (BE), Roxane Belot (FR), Hiroki Muto (JP), Xiao Liu (CN), Joana Correia (PT), Floris van der Zee (NL), Song Liang (CN), Hanna Fokken (DE), Carolina Bedoya (PE), Léonard Darbellay (CH), Alice Delattre (FR), Nick Chadde (DE), Oliver Nyman (AUS), Bushra Mohamed (UK), Sven Hoegger (CH), Juliette Gilson (BE), Ada Finci Terseglav (SI), Elena Balzarini (IT), Olivia Kossak (CH), Lukas Pauw (DE), Stefano Marzo (IT), Louisa Bauer (DE), Blanka Major (AT), Danny Nhat (NO), Karina Breeuwer (NL), Elise Oosterloo (BE), Michael Maminski (NL), Ralf Schweizer (CH), Tara McKenna (IR).