Solid Objectives – Idenburg Liu is a small office with a global reach that combines experience from architecture, academia and the arts. Founders Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu envisoned their Brooklyn-based studio in 2007 as a creative catalyst involved at all scales and stages of the architectural process. With roots in Europe, China and Japan – and borrowing the optimism for architectural feasibility typical in those countries – Idenburg and Liu vehemently believe in realizing their ideas in the world. Recent projects include a wedding chapel in Nanjing, China, student housing in Athens, as well as a project space for Kukje Gallery in Seoul, currently under construction. SO–IL has been featured in publications including the New York Times, Wallpaper* and Surface Magazine. Their work has been exhibited in the Guggenheim Museum, MoMA, the LA Forum for Architecture and Urbanism, and the Center for Architecture in New York.
A native of the Netherlands, Florian Idenburg holds a MSc. from Delft University. He is a Visiting Professor of Architecture at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture and a Design Critic at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard. Idenburg has written and edited two books, Learning from Japan (Lars Mueller Publishers, 2009) and Relations (Postmedia, 2010) and articles for Abitare, Domus, A+U, and Mark.
Jing Liu was raised in China, Japan and the United Kingdom. She obtained her M.Arch II from the Tulane School of Architecture in New Orleans. Jing is currently teaching the Advance Architectural Degree program at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture and has been a visiting critic at several universities.