Portret Jing Liuen Florian Idenburg Brad Ogbonna
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SO–IL, or Solid Objectives, was founded in 2008 by architects Florian Idenburg (b. 1975, Haarlem, NL) and Jing Liu (b. 1980, Nanjing, CH). Describing their practice as an ‘office for future culture’, they have rapidly developed an extensive and internationally acclaimed portfolio. From their home base in Brooklyn, New York, they work on projects that question the boundaries between inside and outside and how the human body relates to the built environment. Their designs – like bodies – are movable. They can expand, stretch or contract. They invite touch and interaction, weaving local political, social and economic narratives into an architectural gesture that invites disentanglement.

SO–IL recently won the United States Artists Fellow Prize (2022) for its work. Other awards include the Prix de Rome (2014) and the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Prize (2010). 
For their project at Bruges Triennial 2024, they are collaborating with Dr. Mariana Popescu (TU Delft) and Dutch Summum Engineering.

Common Thread

SO–IL has created Common Thread for the garden of the former Capuchin Monastery. Together with Dr Mariana Popescu (TU Delft) and Summum Engineering, the architects have developed a fabric that spans two neighbourhoods and creates a new urban connection.

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