This book introduces an attitude towards the design and realization of architecture in a time of increased instability. It is illustrated with rarely seen images and punctuated with essays on the work of the ﬁrm SO–IL. Rather than a catalog of works, the book is a visual and textual manifesto towards progressive practice in an interconnected and global environment. As a collection of built and unbuilt projects, texts, processes, and experiments, it embodies an intellectual and artistic attitude that has gained this young ofﬁce attention. Taking the form of a radical monograph, the book curates the ﬁrm’s content based on conceptual themes, allowing the reader to have a generous, multi-dimensional and immersive experience, similar to how one would experience SO–IL’s architecture.
SO–IL is a New York-based architectural design ﬁrm operating internationally in the ﬁelds of architecture, urbanism, and the arts. Founded in 2008 by Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu, SO–IL is currently run in partnership with Ilias Papageorgiou. SO–IL has worked on an array of projects of various scales around the world and has gained international recognition through several awards.
Available in mid May
Author(s): Florian Idenburg, Jing Liu, Ilias Papageorgiou
Design: Geoff Han