Job Floris is architect and co-founder of Monadnock. Monadnock is a Rotterdam based architecture practice, active in designing, researching, writing and conversing within the field of architecture, urbanism, interior and staging. This includes the space of the street, the city and the interior. Monadnock works on contemporary buildings, consciously embedding architecture in the cultural production of our generation by examining themes such as the contemporary & tradition, convention & banality, constructive logic & illusionary representation. Intrigued by the use of historical precedents as well as contemporary visual culture, handicraft & technology and seeking interaction with other disciplines. Monadnock aims for an architecture that combines beauty, efficiency and the transfer of architectural knowledge.
Monadnock is internationally known for realizing tailor-made contemporary buildings, among which a considerable number of public buildings. Such as a beach pavilion on the River Maas and a huge 'Make No Little Plans' installation. Currently, Monadnock is involved in the design process of a new visitors’ centre for De Hoge Veluwe National Park, a tower-house and several housing projects.
Image: Job Floris during his guest lecture “The Current” at the faculty, November 11, 2017.
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