Solid Objectives – Idenburg Liu (SO – IL) is an idea-based design office. With a global reach, it brings together extensive experience from the fields of architecture, academia and the arts. Founders Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu envisioned their New York-based studio in 2007 as a creative catalyst involved in all scales and stages of the architectural process. With roots in Europe, China and Japan – and sharing the optimism for architectural feasibility typical in those countries – Idenburg and Liu vehemently strive to realize their ideas in the world.
Since its inception, SO – IL has worked on an array of projects ranging in scale from a series of prints for the Guggenheim Museum to the master plan of a cultural campus in Seoul. Recent projects include a wedding chapel in Nanjing, China, student housing in Athens, Greece, and a park pavilion in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
What unifies these projects is an intellectual and artistic rigor that has become SO – IL’s hallmark. Recognition for this approach is manifested through numerous prizes such as the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program as well as the AIA NY Young Practices Award, both in 2010.
SO – IL has been widely featured in international publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Wallpaper* and Surface Magazine. Their work has been exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum, MoMA, the LA Forum for Architecture and Urbanism, the Benaki Museum in Athens and the Center for Architecture in New York.