@ Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
4 W Burton Pl, Chicago, IL 60610
Opening Thursday, March 30th, from 6PM - 8PM
Make No Little Plans
Job Floris, architect and co-founder of the Dutch architecture firm Monadnock, will present a talk about the firm’s practice and their participation in “Spaces without drama or surface is an illusion, but so is depth,” on view at the Graham Foundation February 16–July 1, 2017.
Monadnock is a Rotterdam-based architecture practice led by Job Floris and Sandor Naus. Monadnock designs, researches, writes, and produces discourse in the fields of architecture, urbanism, interiors, and staging. Their work shifts between the scale of the city, the street, and the interior. Monadnock creates contemporary buildings that embed architecture in the cultural production of their generation as a whole. By examining key themes such as the contemporary and tradition, convention and banality, constructive logic, and illusionary representation, Monadnock aims for an architecture that combines beauty, efficiency, and the transfer of architectural knowledge. Landmark, Monadnock’s viewing tower project developed for the municipality of Nieuw Bergen (NL), was shortlisted for the 2017 Mies van der Rohe Award.
Image: Monadnock, “Marketsquare,” Nieuw Bergen, 2015. Photo: Stijn Bollaert.
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