Born in Haarlem, Netherlands, Florian Idenburg received his Master of Architectural Engineering from the Delft University of Technology in 1999. He subsequently worked for Pritzker prize-winners Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa in Japan. In 2008, Idenburg founded architecture firm SO-IL (or Solid Objectives – Idenburg Liu) with Jing Liu in Brooklyn, New York. The firm won the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program with their playful, interactive installation Pole Dance in 2010, and went on to design numerous acclaimed architectural projects around the world, such as the AIA New York award-winning Kukje Gallery in Seoul, the inaugural presence for the Frieze fair in New York, the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art at the University of California, Davis. Idenburg has a strong intuition for the orchestration of form, material, and light, and enjoys developing projects to a level where those elements become places for people to experience and use. A frequent lecturer at institutions around the world, Idenburg has taught at Harvard, MIT, Columbia, and Princeton University.
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