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Kukje Art Center Mesh Tests Mock-up: Weave 1




SO–IL (American, founded 2008)
Florian Idenburg (Dutch, born 1975)
Jing Liu (Chinese, born 1980)

About this artwork

Traditional 16th century armor often consists of a unique pattern of interlocking metal rings to develop a strong yet pliable fabric. In a search for materials to wrap the exterior surface of Kukje Gallery, SO-IL discovered this invention that allows for a fluidity of an otherwise rigid metal material to take on a double curvature and wrap the concrete forms of their gallery. With the need to develop a larger scale more appropriate for architecture, SO-IL created a series of cardboard mock-ups to test scale and pliability. From this process, the firm settled on 1.5” diameter stainless steel ring as seen here. SO-IL then worked alongside a manufacturer who created a custom-fit, continuous sheath consisting of over 500,000 rings specifically designed and created to envelop Kukje Gallery.


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Architecture and Design


Solid Objectives - Idenburg Liu (SO-IL) (Architect)


Kukje Art Center Mesh Tests Mock-up: Weave 1

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Made 2011


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30 × 36 cm (11 13/16 × 14 3/16 in.)

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Funds Provided by the Architecture & Design Society

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