wHY is one of five design firms shortlisted in the international design competition for Rees Street Park. Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation unveiled ten creative design proposals on July 4, 2018 for York Street Park and Rees Street Park, the two newest additions to the Toronto’s growing collection of beautiful and sustainable public spaces along the city’s main waterfront boulevard, Queens Quay. A new website for the design competition will allow Torontonians to explore the design proposals and provide their feedback online. Visit http://yorkreesparkdesign.ca/ to see the proposals on exhibition.
Kulapat is slated to speak alongside Shigeru Ban, Ellen van Loon, Alice Rawsthorn, Andrea Zittel, Amy Sherlock, Christopher Thomas and Jamie Fobert at the 2018 Frieze Art & Architecture Conference in London, held on October 2nd, 2018 at the Royal Institution in London. The third edition of the Frieze Art & Architecture Conference looks at recent projects from architects around the world to consider how the form and function of cultural institutions are evolving and presents long-term works by artists who are reassessing how and where we live. For more information, and to buy tickets, please see Frieze Academy's website, here.
Kulapat will join Michel Rojkind (Rojkind Arquitectos), Kyle Lommen (Allied Works), and more at AIA Tennessee's 2018 Conference on Architecture. Read an interview with Kulapat on the conference's theme "In Scale" -- here!
wHY's house in Venice is featured in the publication, to be released in October, featuring thirty houses and gardens designed by renowned architects, interior designers, and gardeners. Expertly guided by author Jennifer Ash Rudick and photographer Firooz Zahedi, reader can also visit Kelly Wearstler’s beach house in Malibu, Hutton Wilkinson’s exotic ranch in the Santa Monica Mountains, a midcentury modern Schindler house, a Pacific Palisades villa decorated by Oliver Furth, John Lautner’s vertigo-inducing modernist glass box in the Hollywood Hills, and Richard Shapiro’s overgrown gardens surrounding a magnificent Hispano-Moorish house in Holmby Hills. More information available from the publisher, Vendome Press, here.
Nearly $10 million of the state of California’s $139 billion budget for 2018–19, which Governor Jerry Brown approved on Wednesday, June 27, is being awarded to a new museum dedicated to Chicano art. Designed by wHY and Page & Turnbull, the center is the brainchild of actor and collector Cheech Marin, and will become the home of his seven-hundred-work collection. Marin has partnered with the city of Riverside, California, and the Riverside Art Museumto realise the project.
Perched above the Ping River in Chiang Mai, a city about 300 miles north of Bangkok, wHY's dramatic residence is organized as two pavilions—a main residence and a guest house—the two structures are connected by wooden terraces and are elevated three feet above the ground to safeguard against flooding. Read more here.