As part of a webinar series hosted by The Lutyens Trust America, wHY's Creative Director Kulapat Yantrasast joined Peter Inskip, a leading expert on the work of Edwin Lutyens, to discuss the architect's legacy and relevance to global architecture today. The webinar is available to watch here.
wHY designed the original building for David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, in 2014, and the 12,818 square foot expansion adds two new exhibition spaces and a landscaped courtyard for a range of new programming, including performance, film, and outdoor sculpture. The new spaces are now open to the public, with an inaugural show by the Los Angeles artist Linda Stark. You can read Wallpaper*'s take on the new spaces here.
wHY’s Creative Director Kulapat Yantrasast was interviewed by Marcus Fairs, Dezeen founder and Editor-in-Chief, for the Dezeen Virtual Design Festival. In the interview, Kulapat discusses the future of museums, wHY's plans to build an art bridge using trash collected from the LA River, and the impact of Covid-19 on the architecture industry. You can watch the interview here.
The Wall Street Journal’s Sarah Medford reports on wHY’s new expansion of David Kordansky Gallery in LA’s Mid-Wilshire district. Back in 2014, wHY converted a former martial-arts center into a new home for contemporary art, and the new expansion will create a complex of gallery structures and a courtyard for open-air events. Read the article here.
On 24th January, the City Council of Perm, the planning commission, and members of the public, met to vote on wHY’s design for a major new theatre at the heart of the city. The director of wHY’s New York office and Buildings Workshop, Andrija Stojic, will work closely with wHY’s Landscape Workshop, directed by Mark Thomann, to create an impressive new structure which will serve as a beacon for the emerging arts district along the Kama River. For more information please visit the news site here. Additional project information can be found on the wHY Works Page.
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.