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AUTHOR: FLORIAN IDENBURG

About Florian Idenburg

Combining a host of experience from the worlds of museum architecture, academia, corporate architecture, and the hospitality industry, SO - IL is a small studio with a global reach. Founders Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu set up their Brooklyn-based studio in 2007 to be a creative catalyst, in­volved at all scales and all stages of the architectural process to develop singular, beautiful and functional solutions. SO - IL's recent projects include a house for designer Ivan Chermayeff in upstate New York; a shell-shaped wedding chapel in Nanjing, China; a museum for contemporary art near The Hague; as well as a proj­ect space for Kukje Gallery in Seoul. They are one of five finalists for in an international competition for architects under the age of 35 to design student housing in Athens, Greece.

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June 23, 2010  |  Collection & Exhibitions
Repose and Revelry: Pole Dance at MoMA PS1

Rendering of Pole Dance at MoMA PS1. Designed by Solid Objectives–Idenburg Liu (SO–IL). Photo courtesy SO–IL

Every summer weekend, thousands of people pour into MoMA PS1’s courtyard to enjoy the best in art, architecture, and music during the weekly Warm Up parties. As the winner of this year’s Young Architects Program competition, which provides the setting for Warm Up, we took the opportunity to further contemporary explorations of architecture’s potential to create sensory-charged environments, rather than finite forms.

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