Florian Idenburg is founding partner of SO – IL, an internationally acclaimed architecture studio based in New York. Founders Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu envisioned their studio in 2008 as a creative catalyst involved in all scales and stages of the architectural process. Operating between academia and practice, the firm consistently strives for progressive architecture beyond the cultural and economic constraints facing the discipline. It is this optimistic position that guides SO – IL’s experiments in a range of media from temporary installations to large-scale built works. Recent projects include the Manetti Shrem Museum of Art in Davis, California, a cultural center in Meisenthal, France, and an installation for the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial. Prizes such as the 2010 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program and AIA NY Young Practices Award have acknowledged the intellectual and artistic rigor that unifies SO – IL’s projects. Idenburg was the 2010 recipient of the Charlotte Köhler Prize of the Prince Bernhard Royal Cultural Fund and a 2014 finalist for the Prix de Rome. His writings include Relations (2010) and To Be Determined (forthcoming) as well as frequent essays and reviews in Abitare, Domus, Metropolis, and other publications. SO – IL’s work has been exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum, MoMA, Storefront for Art & Architecture, the LA Forum for Architecture and Urbanism, the Benaki Museum in Athens, the Center for Architecture in New York and Studio-X Beijing in China.
Florian Idenburg, Instructor