Each year the Architectural League in NYC selects eight emerging practitioners. The Emerging Voices award spotlights individuals and firms based in the United States, Canada, or Mexico with distinct design voices and the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape design, and urbanism. Being named an Emerging Voice by the Architectural League is one of the most coveted awards in North American architecture, and the program has a superb track record over its thirty-year history of identifying and nurturing firms that go on to have influential practices. For a complete list of past winners, click here.
01/17/13, Kukje nominated for DESIGNS OF THE YEAR 2013
Our design for Kukje Gallery has been nominated for DESIGNS OF THE YEAR 2013 in the category Architecture by the Design Museum in London and will be on display at the museum from March 20 till July 7.
01/15/13, SO – IL is Best Firm Making Its Debut in Record
The University of California at Davis is tapping three innovative architect-contractor teams to compete in the creation of a design for the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art. SO – IL has partnered with Whiting Turner and BCJ and has been selected as one of three finalists. press release
09/28/11, SO – IL reveals design for a community center in Wulpen, Belgium
SO – IL was awarded the first prize in an Open Oproep (Open Call) by the Flemish Government Architect to design an 500 m2 community center for a small village in Flemish-speaking Belgium. Out of 5 designs, SO – IL’s solution was considered the most appropriate. Predestined to be demolished, SO – IL proposes to salvage an existing school, restructure it and expand upon it to form a gathering space for the multi-generational community. SO – IL has partnered with local architect Bureau Bouwtechniek from Antwerp and consultants Util for structure and Igenium for installations. The building is slated for completion in 2013.
05/20/11, SO – IL exhibition in KAdE, Amersfoort, NL
During the summer of 2011 (May 28 – Aug 28), de KAdE in Amersfoort will host an extensive overview of our work. The show will take place concurrent to Meissen | SO – IL, a show for which we designed the exhibition environment.
SO – IL has been selected to design the Frieze Art Fair, which will take place in New York 3–6 May 2012. The New York fair will take a similar approach to that which has made Frieze Art Fair one of the world’s most influential contemporary art fairs, housed in a bespoke structure and located in a unique setting. Frieze New York will be held in Randall’s Island Park, Manhattan, overlooking the East River.
05/03/11, SO – IL selected for prestigious design competition in Antwerp
SO – IL has been shortlisted for a design competition for the governmental offices of the province of Antwerp, Belgium. This $100 million project will house assembly rooms, a conference center and several offices. SO – IL will collaborate with West 8 urban design and landscape architecture and Bureau Bouwtechniek as associate architect.
04/07/11, Talk: Domus @ Milan Furniture Fair
SO – IL is part of the Urban Futures Space at the Salone 2011. Domus Urban Futures will host leading designers, architects and critics to discuss future scenarios and relevant issues for the design world, from a broadcasting station and a hub of debate and discourse in Via Tortona 31
DEBATE Colour, Art, Urbanism
Friday April 15th, 7 – 8:30 pm
Haas&Hahn (Jeroen Koolhaas, Dre Urhahn)
Jan Edler (realities:united)
Florian Idenburg (SO – IL)
Nikolaus Hirsch (director, Städelschule Frankfurt)
SO – IL is part of the exhibition BROODWORK : It’s About Time, to be held April 30 – June 11, 2011 at Ben Maltz Gallery.
This exhibition is a project of BROODWORK, the cross-disciplinary inquiry surrounding the integration of creative practice and family life founded by It’s About Time curators architect Iris Anna Regn and artist Rebecca Niederlander. The curators defined, named and now investigate the practices and output of this previously unspoken vanguard community. For this project, the lens is focused on Time, and presents themes such as Juncture, Momentum, Occasion, and Transference through a wide range of works from the fields.
SO – IL featured in Architecturen at AVRO Kunstuur (in Dutch). In this series the program makers of the AVRO look at the role of architecture during the economic crisis. SO – IL is featured as one of the three young Dutch firms that is doing well despite the downturn.
01/11/11, Columbia GSAPP 2/2/2011 lecture
After our lecture in the summer of 2009, which you can download here, we return to lecture in the Wood Auditorium at Columbia University in the spring of 2011. Our lecture, “to be determined” focusses on an interest in open works and processes.
2 / 2 / 2011, 6:00 PM, Wood Auditorium, Columbia University
01/11/11, Learning from Japan in top 10 reads of re:place Magazine
re:place Magazine has selected Learning from Japan, the book edited by Florian Idenburg in its top 10 list of reads for 2010. The online magazine states: In the end, the book stands as much as a monograph of the SANAA project and its design philosophy as a depiction of these three Tokyo-based design studios.