SO–IL is an award winning architectural design firm that envisions spaces for culture, learning and innovation. From their offices in New York, SO–IL partakes in the production of buildings, interiors, furniture and landscapes around the world. As a collective of diverse thinkers and makers, the office engages with the ever changing social, economic and natural environment through active dialogue that considers context, function, and opportunity. SO–IL believes that physical structures have the power to offer a sense of wonder and place.
Sep 16, 2016 - 6:00pm
Faculty Alexander D'Hooghe, Anton Garcia-Abril and Debora Mesa, Rania Ghosn, John Ochsendorf, Gediminas and Nomeda Urbonas present their projects for the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, Reporting from the Front, curated by Alejandro Aravena.
Sep 22, 2016 - 6:00pm
Most of the places we have visited and chosen to design preserve traces manifesting that of which heritage values have resisted. In some cases they appear strong, permanent and consolidated features, in others, they appear just as a thin filigree.
We approach the places we decide to design in a similar way of how the translators approach the texts they love- investigating, listening, building with them an empathetic dialogue, whilst bridging them to a different time.
Oct 4, 2016 - 6:00pm
Make It Real is a talk about how architecture performs things into the world. It presents an understanding of performance that goes beyond beyond professional KPI’s and building efficiencies to consider the way architecture precipitates abstract ideas into the world. Through recent projects dealing in architectural replicas and re-enactments, buildings that are simultaneously stages and performances, and objects that are as much representations as things, the talk considers architecture’s position between fiction and reality, as a mechanism by which abstract ideas become the world.
Oct 19, 2016 - 6:00pm
Elora Hardy presents a lecture as part of the 'Fast, Cheap, and Out of the Box' Design Option Studio taught by Skylar Tibbits, Neil Thomas, and Aran Chadwick.
Nov 15, 2016 - 6:00pm
The majority of projects and works that we have designed to date have been related with public architectures and fragile, incomplete urban contexts. Within this working framework, our aim has been to try to dignify what is public as a collective space and to define an architecture that is specific to its environment.
Nov 18, 2016 - 12:00pm
Liam Young, Jeffrey Schnapp, Greg Lynn, Carlo Ratti, Alejandro Zaera-Polo, Soo-in Yang and Meejin Yoon will speculate on the imminent urban futures and fictions catalyzed by new technologies in mobility, network systems, augmented reality, mapping, and simulation and their impact on urban form. The panel will identify the opportunities and challenges of these transformations.
Dec 1, 2016 - 6:00pm
Modern architecture, with the émigré architect as its messenger, sought to create a world in which buildings were material media performing acts of global transmission and dissemination.