A visual and textual manifesto, SO–IL’s first book solid objectives: order, edge, aura introduces an attitude towards the design and realization of architecture in an interconnected environment. Conceived by Florian Idenburg, Jing Liu and Ilias Papageorgiou the book presents a collection of built and unbuilt projects, texts, processes and experiments of the first eight years of work of the New York based architecture firm SO–IL (2008-2016).
This book is not a road map. It is a sequence of small and large spatial events, a series of filmic frames arranged as a continuum through past experiments. Each page is the precursor for the next, moving through loosely defined conceptual themes, this trajectory is sequenced with moments of reflection – reveries on issues large and small as well as moments of concentration that draw the attention to a single project. As a totality the book proposes an architecture that requires interpretation.
Published May 2017
Publisher: Lars Müller Publishers
Graphic Design: Geoff Han