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

PRELUDE EXHIBITION IN M HKA ANTWERP 16.06.2017

The exhibition 'Prelude. A weaving generation' by curators Jantje Engels, Marius Grootveld and Sophie de Caigny, has travelled from the DAM in Frankfurt to M HKA in Antwerp and will open on friday june 16th as part of the 'Festival van de Architectuur'.

For more information, please visit: festivalvandearchitectuur and VAI

MONADNOCK SELECTED FOR SECOND PHASE OF KUNSTWERF COMPETITION 12.05.2017

Among four other teams, Monadnock has been selected for the second phase of the 'Kunstwerf' competitionin Groningen. 107 Visions were submitted for the first phase of this competition concerning a new cultural cluster in the Ebbingekwartier area.

For more information, please visit: Architectuur Lokaal

OPENING EXHIBITION 'WONEN IN STADSHART' IN GRONINGEN 22.05.2017

Monadnock participates in the exhibition 'Wonen in Stadshart' in Groningen which will be opened on the 22 of May by Government Architect Floris Alkemade and Alderman Roeland van der Schaaf. The exhibition shows proposals that were made for the Manifestation 'Wonen in Stadshart', organized by the City of Groningen.

For more information, please visit: Wonen in Stadshart

CONTRIBUTING TO THE CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE BIENNIAL 2017

Monadnock has been invited to participate in the Chicago Architecture Biennial 2017,
'MAKE NEW HISTORY', on behalf of the curatorial team of Johnston Marklee.

For more information, please visit: CAB

PRINZIP HOFFNUNG LECTURE IN MAXIMILIANSFORUM MUNICH 11.05.2017

On behalf of curator Benedict Esche / Kollektiv-A, Monadnock is invited to give a lecture at the Maximiliansforum in Munich, as part of the event 'Prinzip Hoffnung'. For more information, please visit this link: Prinzip Hoffnung

GUESTCRITIC AT THE ARCHITECTURE FACULTY RWTH AACHEN 06.05.2017

On behalf of prof. dipl.-ing. Uwe Schröder Monadnock is invited as a guestcritic for the final presentations of the wintersemester at the RWTH Aachen, Fakultät Architektur Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet Raumgestaltung.

For more information, please visit: Raumgestaltung