Monadnock took part in the manifestation 'Wonen in Stadshart' (Living in
the heart of the City)
initiated by the municipality of Groningen and Platform GRAS. The
results are published in the book 'WISH' which will be presented on monday October 30th at 17:00h in the Borgmanschool in Groningen.
For more information, please visit: GRAS
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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+
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