Last week in Miami at the Design Miami fair, a whole new series was launched by a company called Revolution, set up the flamboyant real-estate developer Robbie Antonio. “All architecture is bespoke,” said one of the pavilion designers, the emerging Thai architect Kulapat Yantrasast. “This is prêt-à-porter.” Yantrasast's own structure comprises a central dome with four wings, and its outer cladding of anodised aluminium can be specified in any shade the buyer might like. Its interior is lined with a gold or silver finish. “Everyone likes to have a place for themselves. It’s a more elaborate version of sitting under a tree,” said Yantrasast. Read more at the Telegraph
"Kulapat Yantrasast at wHY is one of the go-to firms for cultural spaces on the West Coast, working closely with curators in order to understand and address programming concerns. Past collaborators in LA are on the institutional level. For this gallery, the approach was a little different. They renovated a space that had been used as a martial arts centre, a specialty food store and a car repair workshop in the past. Completed in 2014, the original bow-truss wood ceilings arch over two separate galleries, a mezzanine library, lounge, and entry court and garden - all enclosed by an exterior wall, designed to give the feel of an 'inner sanctum'." Read more at: http://www.wallpaper.com/architecture/la-art-galleries-with-an-architectural-twist#rlXAldKsC0aZhZqi.99
Narrowed down from over 120 applicants in the first phase, and 21 long-listed in the second, wHY is among the six international finalists competing to design the new Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Center at Tel Aviv University. This marks wHY’s first potential project in the Middle East.
KCRW's DnA program checks in on our exhibit design with collaborator C&G Partners for the Skirball's latest exhibit, A Path Appears. We used local urban waste, like car tires, CD's and DVD's, and newspaper to create inspiring but simple pavilions to support the exhibit narrative. The show runs through February 21, 2016.
wHY is leading an international and local team in Phase 2 of re-envisioning Pershing Square, Los Angeles’ oldest park in the heart of downtown. The ten finalist teams will present ideas in March 2016, with a winner selected later in the month.
From the September Architectural Digest: "Collaborating with the architecture studios wHY and Hilgendorf, Perse gutted the building, removing the drop ceiling and adding skylights that provide ample illumination."