Rotterdam, Netherlands

Monadnock is a Rotterdam-based practice producing architecture. Monadnock designs, researches, writes, and produces discourse in the fields of architecture, urbanism, interior, and staging, shifting in scale between the space of the city and the street to the scale of the interior. Monadnock was found in 2006 by Job Floris and Sandor Naus. Both founders were trained as interior and furniture designers during their studies at the Academy of Fine Arts St. Joost in Breda (NL) and subsequently graduated from the Academy for Architecture and Urbanism in Rotterdam and Tilburg. Monadnock received international attention for realizing tailor-made buildings, many of which are public. These include a beach pavilion on the River Maas, a huge installation called Make No Little Plans, and a landmark – or viewing tower – for the municipality of Nieuw Bergen (NL). Currently, Monadnock is involved in projects on several scales, including a new visitors’ centre for De Hoge Veluwe National Park (NL), a private tower residence, and two substantial housing projects.

Monadnock, Make no Little Plans, 2010