ARCHITHESE LECTURE ARCHITEKTUR FORUM ZURICH 12.10.2017

On behalf of Archithese, Monadnock will lecture in the Architekturforum Zurich, on the occasion of their latest issue 'Bri-Collagen'

For more information, please visit: Architese

REGISTER 15 - LECTURE AT KINGSTON UNIVERSITY - LONDON 11.10.2017

On behalf of Andrew Clancy, Monadnock will lecture and have a conversation at the Kingston School of Art, Department of Architecture and Landscape. It will be made available afterwards as a podcast here.

For more information, please visit: Kingston Arch + Land

OPENING CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE BIENNIAL 15.09.2017

The Chicago Architecture Biennial 2017 has officially been opened during the Opening Reception on friday night, the 15th of September. Monadnock contributes to the exhibitions in the Cultural Centre  with a two-piece installation on the 4th floor entitled 'Make Big Plans'. The second edition of the Biennial was curated by Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee of Los Angeles based architecture firm Johnston Marklee. It showcases the work of over 140 participants, gathered together around the invitation to ‘Make New History’, and takes place from September 16, 2017 to January 7, 2018. Photograph: Tom Harris.

For more information, please visit: Chicago Architecture Biennial

MONADNOCK IN MASTERCLASS 2017 ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION LONDON 06.09.2017

Monadnock is leading one of the studios in the Architecture Foundation's masterclass 2017 with London-based David Kohn (DKA), Barcelona-based Anna Puigjaner (MAIO), alongside Marie-José Van Hee, Peter St John, Stephen Taylor, Jan Peter Wingender, Cathy Hawley, Hugh Strange and Daniel Rosbottom. The masterclass will be an intensive five day program in the epic Florey Building in Oxford by James Stirling.

For more information, please visit: AF

PUBLICATION IN SWISS MAGAZINE ARCHITHESE - ISSUE 3 ON 'BRI-COLLAGEN' 05.09.2017

The latest issue of Swiss magazine Archithese includes a reflective article on the topic of Collage / Bri-collage in the work of Monadnock.

For more information, please visit: Archithese

LANDMARK BUILDING PUBLISHED IN '100 CONTEMPORARY BRICK BUILDINGS' 04.09.2017

The recent, two-volume Taschen publication '100 Contemporary Brick Buildings', which aims 'to cover the most exciting and innovative brick buildings of the past 15 years, from Argentina to New Zealand', includes the Landmark building in Nieuw Bergen. It was edited by Philip Jodidio.

For more information, please visit: Taschen

PROTOTYPES AND EXPERIMENTS 9, AT ARAM GALLERY LONDON 13.07.2017

Monadnock was invited to exhibit in the Aram Gallery in London, among a spicy group of designers and architects: Assa Ashuach, Conor Taylor, de Allegri Fogale, fala atelier, Ineke Hans, Jenny Banks, Louie Rigano & Gil Muller, Map Project Office, Merel Karhof & Marc Trotereau, MOS Architects, Opendesk, Point Supreme, Rezzan Hasoglu, Sam Jacob Studio, Samuel Wilkinson, Shin Azumi, Studio Furthermore, Theo Riviere and Zuza Mengham. A large drawing of our winning competition entry for the Chicago Centre of Architecture, Design and Education will be presented in the 'Prototypes and Experiments 9' exhibition, opening thursday July 13th untill August 19th. Photograph: Amandine Alessandra. For more information, please visit: The Aram Gallery

LANDMARK BUILDING PUBLISHED IN ARCH+ 30.07.2017

Monadnock's Landmark Building is published in the latest issue of the German magazine ARCH+. It's issue #229 titled 'In the end: Architecture'. The online edition of the magazine can be read in English here.

For more information, please visit: Arch+

POST PIRAEUS PRESENTATION AMSTERDAM 05.07.2017

On July 5, the book ‘Post Piraeus’ will be launched at a festive gathering in 'Pakhuis De Zwijger' in Amsterdam. In 1994, the housing block 'Piraeus' was completed to the design of Hans Kollhoff and Christian Rapp. It was a blow. It took two German architects to demonstrate that a design did not need to be at odds with the Dutch construction culture. Piraeus must be taken as a pivotal point in modern history, after which the thinking on the production of buildings and city were newly charged. In the two deceades after that, Dutch architecture flourished in an unprecedented way. A cultural infrastructure was conceived and also dismantled again. In hindsight it must be noted that cultural policies have not been successfully connected to something like a day to day construction culture. Architecture as a cultural force seemed to be something that could be imposed on construction culture and was advocated by specialists at great distance from that practice. In 2017, it is crystal clear that architects cannot rely on cultural experts and must show themselves what their unique skills are and how they can be in effective in practice. This situation formed the occasion for 10 architects to come together. The time of great ideas is over. Without a manifesto or a principle statement they started to work, departing from a shared interest in current construction practice in the city of today. We met, discussed the work Hans Kollhoff, though and made visual interpretations of his work. We wrote pieces on the relevance of Kollhoff’s work to themes present in our own work. The practical value of design was always our starting point. We don’t regard design as an autonomous action against ‘culture’, but as labour which is embedded in a broader construction culture of development, building, design, talking and writing. The result is a collection of drawn and written insights with the title ‘Post Piraeus’. Realising that we, as architects, must take initiatives ourselves to propagate our ideas, we approached the magazine De Architect, who were happy to publish and distribute our book. ‘Post Piraeus’ appears in Dutch and English (Text above by Hans van der Heijden)

Post Piraeus can be ordered here: De Architect

TURNCOATS DEBATE GHENT 01.07.2017

On saturday July 1st, Monadnock will take part in a Turncoats debate on Belgian architecture in the Design Museum Ghent. Together with Elsbeth Ronner (LillithRonnervanHooijdonk) Jan de Vylder (DVVT) and Martino Tattara (DOGMA).

For more information, please visit: Turncoats