designboom visits SO-IL's brooklyn studio
 
designboom visits SO-IL's brooklyn studio
jun 12, 2012

designboom visits SO-IL's brooklyn studio

designboom visits SO-IL’s brooklyn studio (above) part of the ‘meissen’ installation within the studio / image © designboom

 

 

 

designboom recently met with jing liu and florian idenburg of SO-IL to see their architectural practice and studio in brooklyn, new york. founded in 2008, the pair integrates their international experiences to generate projects of diverse scales around the world including china, greece, belgium and korea. florian hails from the netherlands, receiving his master of science in architecture from the delft university of technology and then working for eight years with kazuyo sejima and ryue nishizawa of the japanese firm SANAA.

 

born in china, jing liu received master of architecture from tulane university in new orleans, louisiana. her experience with new york-based kohn pederson fox and starwood preceeded the creation of their firm. liu’s presence in academia includes columbia university’s GSAPP and parsons new school for design while idenburg has taught at harvard, columbia, princeton and the university of kentucky.

designboom visits SO-IL's brooklyn studio jing liu and florian idenburg explaining the ‘wedding chapel’ in nanjing, china image © designboom

 

 

 

their office accommodates an intimate group of architects and interns within an arrangement which integrates models of ongoing or past projects. displayed upon shipping crates, the models double as programmatic dividers between meeting area and cluster of workstations. the continuous interior is linked with a wall of shelving for reference materials and storage of conceptual studies.

designboom visits SO-IL's brooklyn studio lifting the roof of the model image © designboom

designboom visits SO-IL's brooklyn studio roof removed to show the internal seating arrangement which embeds into the landscape image © designboom

designboom visits SO-IL's brooklyn studio interior and exterior rendering of the chapel images courtesy of SO-IL

designboom visits SO-IL's brooklyn studio florian idenburg explaining the ‘nursery school’ in prato, italy image © designboom

designboom visits SO-IL's brooklyn studio model of the ‘nursery school’ in prato, italy image © designboom

designboom visits SO-IL's brooklyn studio model detail image © designboom

designboom visits SO-IL's brooklyn studio interior of the school image courtesy of SO-IL

designboom visits SO-IL's brooklyn studio rendering of the ‘prato nursery school’ image courtesy of SO-IL

designboom visits SO-IL's brooklyn studio storage for conceptual models and reference materials image © designboom

designboom visits SO-IL's brooklyn studio cutaway model of ‘sunnyside up!’ project to be installed in queens, new york image © designboom

designboom visits SO-IL's brooklyn studio rendering of ‘sunnyside up!’ in queens, new york image courtesy of SO-IL

designboom visits SO-IL's brooklyn studio styrofoam conceptual models image © designboom

designboom visits SO-IL's brooklyn studio study models image © designboom

designboom visits SO-IL's brooklyn studio model of the ‘chermayeff house’ serves as a programmatic room divider between the meeting area and workstations image © designboom

designboom visits SO-IL's brooklyn studio models set upon shipping crates image © designboom

designboom visits SO-IL's brooklyn studio model of the ‘chermayeff house’ in garrison, new york image © designboom

designboom visits SO-IL's brooklyn studio rendering of the ‘chermayeff house’ within the wooded context

image courtesy of SO-IL

designboom visits SO-IL's brooklyn studio site model for the ‘party wall 1 & 2’ in athens, greece image © designboom

designboom visits SO-IL's brooklyn studio aerial view of the site model set upon shipping crates image © designboom

designboom visits SO-IL's brooklyn studio street elevation of ‘party 1 & 2’ image courtesy of SO-IL

designboom visits SO-IL's brooklyn studio aerial view of the vegetated party walls image © designboom

designboom visits SO-IL's brooklyn studio model detail image © designboom

designboom visits SO-IL's brooklyn studio internal view of the vegetated party wall image courtesy of SO-IL

designboom visits SO-IL's brooklyn studio computer stations and model making area are grouped together image © designboom

designboom visits SO-IL's brooklyn studio model of the ‘costa house’ in lexington, kentucky, USA image © designboom

designboom visits SO-IL's brooklyn studio interior experience of the ‘costa house’ image courtesy of SO-IL

designboom visits SO-IL's brooklyn studio model image © designboom

designboom visits SO-IL's brooklyn studio model making workstation image © designboom

designboom visits SO-IL's brooklyn studio in-process site model image © designboom

designboom visits SO-IL's brooklyn studio model of the ‘antwerp province hall’ in antwerp, belgium image © designboom

designboom visits SO-IL's brooklyn studio the 50 meter tall contemporary tower rises above the city block image courtesy of SO-IL

designboom visits SO-IL's brooklyn studio interior of the antwerp province hall image courtesy of SO-IL

designboom visits SO-IL's brooklyn studio workstations image © designboom

designboom visits SO-IL's brooklyn studio model of the ‘kukje art center’ image © designboom see designboom’s original coverage of this project here.

designboom visits SO-IL's brooklyn studio ‘kukje art center’ in seoul, south korea image © iwan baan

designboom visits SO-IL's brooklyn studio facade wrapped in chain mesh images © iwan baan

designboom visits SO-IL's brooklyn studio part of the ‘meissen’ installation in the studio space image © designboom

designboom visits SO-IL's brooklyn studio ‘meissen’ in amersfoort, the netherlands image courtesy of SO-IL

  • sorry, 8 years.

    afterrabbit
  • it is only naturally to have that ‘SANAA style’ (if you insist) because mr. idenburg worked in SANAA for 7 years..

    afterrabbit
  • I agree with Bonobo and smallBLDG entirely.

    Yes, we can all see stylistic similarities to SANAA in the work of SO-IL. Well done, all very clever yes yes. But this is to be expected as we all learn from each other, and you might fins much of the style of offices like SANAA is made from the work and talent of its employess and not just the principles.

    People like these guys, for example.

    Well done – the office looks great and I love the wedding chapel scheme.

    THE MIGHTY BANGO
  • Well said Bonobo, when are we going to stop with these one liners oh “Look they are copying SANAA”
    Architecture is built on a multi-layer system (we share ideas and find inspiration from others as well)

    Apart from that, SO-IL is a rising young firm who will inspire a new generation of architects.

    smallBLDG
  • It\’s not the point of copy SANAA style. I think that SANAA projects have a lot of good elements to think and try. Architecture is made by repetitive elements, this make architecture so rich. I can see a LOT of Oscar Niemeyer style in SANAA, and I asked mister Nishizawa about that and he confirm that Niemeyer marquise project at ibirapuera park in São Paulo have inspired their projects.

    Bonobo
  • I wonder how many people walking through amazing spaces consider the spaces out of which they were born! Its always fascinating to look into creative workplaces.

    Andy D4
  • do we really need to copy SANAA style?

    Aura

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