Marx and Steketee Architects was founded by Annette Marx and Ady Steketee with the purpose of generating a type of architecture that can be understood as a
de-conditioning intervention in an over-rationalised society in which nothing is left to chance. The kind of architecture they make breaks down conventions and facilitates new social processes, ultimately aiming at providing a gentle way of making everyday life bearable. Projects by Marx and Steketee include Kinderdagverblijf Minoes in Eindhoven, Grachtenhuizen on the Java-island in Amsterdam, Peutersoos Terheijden, housing estates in Grave, Groningen and Steenwijk and the adjustment of de Grote Kerk in Veere. In MU, 10 projects by Marx and Steketee were on display in a presentation that was part of the series of shows entitled Nine + One, shown by the Nederlands Architectuur Instituut (NAi) in Rotterdam in 1997 en 1998.