A voyage through an alternate Venice, at the 2016 Architecture Biennale..... Follow the link to view the animation


in progress


"In Search of Aldus," analysis detail,

2018 Emily Harvey Foundation & 2017 Cini Foundation Residency, Venice


recently completed

An apartment reconfiguration through millwork, New York, New York


"Windscraper" a wind turbine tower, another attraction for Coney Island


"Future Classroom" an incubator for critical thinking and applied learning


Johannes Knoops, Johannes M. P. Knoops, art in architecture, an architectural practice dedicated to the architecture of fine art, as well as the fine art of architecture, galleries, Progressive Architecture, Mirviss, Lewis Bernard, Pat Conway, Diane von Furstenberg, Henri Bendels, Mohegan Sun, Roppongi, Heartland, Ed Weinberger, David Harvey, Jeff Vandeberg, Unbuilt, MacDowell, Young Architect, Dinkeloo Fellowship, Henry Adams, Steedman Fellowship, Police Memorial, Battery Park, Atlas Missile Silos, Diomede, William van Alen Fellowship, Petrosino Park, Paris Prize, Public Toilet, object Fixation, Artforum, museums, gallery, gallery interiors, gallery designer, exhibition designer, architect, interior architect, interior designer, furniture designer, decorator, builder, interiors, buildings, New York City, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Pratt, Yale, CCNY, NYIT, School of Architecture. Award winning, Parsons, tall, handsome, American Academy in Rome, Rome Prize in Architecture, American Academy Architecture,









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Though a native to New York City Johannes Knoops has experienced several displacements both in body and mind thanks to a 1986 "William Van Alen Memorial Traveling Fellowship " from the National Institute for Architectural Education, a 1991 "John Dinkeloo Fellowship" also from the NIAE, and more recently a prestigious "Rome Prize Fellowship" to the American Academy in Rome for 1999-00.  

For Knoops a childhood fascination for objects matured into a vocation while designing exhibitions at Metropolitan Museum of Art from 1984 to 1991.   His winning entries in the 1986 and 1987 "Progressive Architecture's International Furniture Competitions" further illustrate this rarified love of object.

Inspired by professors such as Raimund Abraham at the Pratt Institute, he not only earned a Baccalaureate of Architecture with honors in 1987, his work merited an "American Institute for Architects School Gold Medal from the Henry Adams Fund," a "Certificate for Outstanding Excellence in Design" and a "Certificate for Outstanding Service to School."  

After several years in the profession he entered Yale University to earn a "Post-professional Master of Architecture" in 1995.   There he studied under Dean Fred Koetter, author of "Collage City," architect Eric Owen Moss, and artist Frank Stella.  

His professional architectural collaborations with Gaetano Pesce, William Pedersen, Lebbeus Woods and others have lead Knoops to confront diverse and exotic locales such as the depths of Monterey Bay, the recesses of Venice, the heights of Tokyo, the crannies and crevasses of New Haven, and the darkness of Native American territories.   His own narrative inquiries focus on a loss of object as he reveals memories through metaphor as illustrated in his 2000 Venice Biennale entry, "Site Memories."  

This focused search into site memory has brought support and recognition from the Architectural League of New York with a 1992 " Young Architect's Forum Award," the Graham Foundation with a grant in 1995, and fellowships to the MacDowell Art Colony who in 1996 named him a "Catherine Boettcher Fellow".  

More recently Knoops' proposition, "Evoking Obsolete Devices with Kinetic Fantasies," was celebrated with an "Unbuilt Award" from the Boston Society of Architects, and included in a seminar at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture in Louisville, Kentucky. His imaginative ponderings have had audiences at the Storefront for Art and Architecture (1990), Clocktower Gallery (1989), the Union of Soviet Architects (1989) and the Urban Center (1992) as well as other galleries, publications, web sites and competitions.   Today one finds Knoops espousing the importance of site memory to his students at Pratt Institute, the City College of New York, and New York Institute of Technology.   He looks forward to seeing the built-presence of his interpretations of absence in the near future.




























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