Studio Other Spaces

Studio Other Spaces, as part of the reinvention of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, recently designed Common sky, a sculpture that uses transparent glass and mirror reflections to modulate visitors’ views into the trees of the park. Meanwhile, it generates an ever-changing shadow pattern on the ground. This project forms a new public space connecting the existing Bunshaft Gallery, the surrounding park, and the new master plan and addition designed by OMA.

SOS focuses on interdisciplinary and experimental building projects as well as works in public space. One such example is a permanent work of art on the 15th and 16th floors of the Morland Mixité Capitale building in Paris, which is currently under construction. Across the Mediterranean in Addis Ababa, SOS has designed Meles Zenawi Memorial Park, a campus including five buildings and a park.

As part of a group show in Tokyo, the Hara Museum of Contemporary Art is currently showing Condensation pavilion, a concept SOS proposed for Jae-Eun Choi’s larger project Dreaming of Earth in 2017.

SOS, founded by artist Olafur Eliasson and architect Sebastian Behmann in Berlin in 2014, works between art and architecture. SOS has its origins in the multidisciplinary projects undertaken at Studio Olafur Eliasson, such as Fjordenhus in Vejle, Denmark, and the Facades of Harpa Reykjavik Concert Hall and Conference Centre in Iceland.

In pursuing an experiment-based approach to the production of space, SOS seeks to expand the practice of architecture. Our involvement begins from the earliest situation and extends into the reality of the built project. This website reflects our belief in such a holistic practice of architecture: You can either view our work through perspectives – which include the multiple influences and trajectories of a project – or by projects. These two approaches contain the same work, presented in different ways.