New York-based architecture firm SO-IL is doing great. Not only is their recent project ‘Kukje Gallery’ part of the U.S. pavilion (OfficeUS) at the Venice Architecture Biennale, this project will also be part of ‘Conceptions of Space: Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Architecture‘ at MoMA, opening on July 4, and running through October 19. A physical model and a movie narrating the design and execution of the building of Kukje Gallery will be on view.
Focusing on recent acquisitions in MoMA’s Department of Architecture and Design, Conceptions of Space addresses how contemporary architects continue to embrace spatial creation as a fundamental focus of their work. The exhibition reveals how, beyond formal traits and functional needs, the conception and articulation of architectural space still defines architecture as an artistic endeavor, and a response to wider cultural issues.
SO – IL is an idea driven design office founded by Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu in 2008. With a global reach, it brings together extensive experience from the fields of architecture, academia and the arts. A creative catalyst involved in all scales and stages of the architectural process, SO – IL approaches projects with an intellectual and artistic rigor fueled by a strong commitment to realizing their ideas in the world.