"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."
Grounds Workshop Leader Mark Thomann, Creative Director Kulapat Yantrasast and Project 120 Chicago Founder Robert Karr discuss Frank Lloyd Wright's connections with Japan September 20, 2015. Tickets available here, and free for Martin House Members! The Phoenix Pavilion, a gift by Japan to the City of Chicago from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, significantly inspired and influenced the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. To commemorate the 120th anniversary of this gift, 120 cherry trees were planted in Jackson Park in 2013. This work has expanded to include the complete revitalization of Jackson Park, including ecological restoration, the historic Fredrick Law Olmsted plans, a new work by Yoko Ono on the Wooded Island, an expanded Japanese Garden and a new Music Pavilion and visitor center by wHY on the historic music court. The spirit of the project is driven by the ideals that inspired Frank Lloyd Wright as well as the future of the city, as nature. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2015 4:00 PM ELEANOR AND WILSON GREATBATCH PAVILION Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House Complex 125 Jewett Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14214 PARTICIPANTS Robert W. Karr, Jr. | Founder and President of Project 120 Chicago Kulapat Yantrasast | Founding Partner and Creative Director, wHY Mark Thomann | Grounds Workshop Leader, wHY