- Ambiguity & CounterweightA Conversation with Job Floris (Monadnock)
- In this conversation, Job Floris of the Rotterdam office Monadnock reflects on Kenneth Frampton’s plea for Critical Regionalism. The office is interested in themes such as materiality, precision and tectonics and recognizes a number of themes in the text. Yet Floris criticises Frampton, especially when he rejects the fertility of postmodernism.
Venturi’s plea for ambiguity – beautifully summarized in his term ‘Both/ And’ – plays a crucial role for Monadnock in giving multiple layers of meaning to the built object. It is in this way that architecture can be critical, oscillating between autonomy and site-specificness.
- Patteeuw, V. (2019). Ambiguity & Counterweight. A Conversation with Job Floris (Monadnock). Critical Regionalism . Revisited, OASE, (103), 125–127. Retrieved from https://www.oasejournal.nl/en/Issues/103/AmbiguityandCounterweight
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