On Sunday 12 January, Kulapat will be joining a panel of designers, scholars, artists and performers at LACMA, to respond to the museum’s major exhibition of work by Julie Mehretu. The program, entitled “In Response: Shifting Architectures and Painted Landscapes,” will explore themes of place, space, and abstraction in Mehretu’s work, and will be facilitated by exhibition curator Christine Y. Kim. More information can be found here.
Kulapat will be giving a talk at The Norton Museum of Art in Palm Beach on Friday 10 January. The subject? The arts and human flourishing. Join him and the museum’s director, Elliot Bostwick Davis, to discuss how engagement with the arts can radically change the way we live our lives. More information can be found here.
Next month wHY will be honored with Architectural Digest's AD100 Award, celebrating the top 100 design firms in the world. This is wHY's debut feature on the select list of top design talent. The full list can be seen on Architectural Digest's website. wHY's digital debut feature can be read here. Be sure to pick up a January issue of Architectural Digest to see the full profile of the firm.
This month's issue of Document Journal features wHY's rendition of the ideal lunar civilization. The goal of the lunar civilization should not be to replicate but to seek new conditions one is unable to find on earth. The new citizens of the lunar habitation are adapting away from terrestrial constraints such as history, prejudices, and gravity. This new lightness of living is a bold exploration from earthly human conditions. Freedom from gravity should liberate us from common gathering. This new place-making for the lunar citizens enables fresh gathering of the body and the mind; a new human place that could only be made by Lunar lightness. Check out the full issue here.
On October 25th, Andrija Stojic, wHY's New York Director, gave an in-depth interview with the trade magazine Construction Today about wHY's history and design philosophy. The piece explores wHY's unique history designing fun and meaningful spaces for diverse communities around the world. The full article can be found here.
This month, wHY's second Thailand project, the Phuket House, is being featured in the international publication - Ocean Home Magazine. Written by J. Michael Welton, the piece delves into how Kulapat brought his experience in design and construction techniques from around the world back to his native homeland. The result is a house formed by its context as much as the architect. Cast-in-place concrete that's inspired by the Japanese modernist tradition float above one another and frame impressive views of the Andaman Sea while also ensuring privacy for the owners' family. Read the full story here.