Janelle Zara covers our UN/FOLDING WILSHIRE project at the A+D Museum's new location for Architectural Record: "The best of them shine an implicit light on the particular shortcomings and oddities that define urban planning in L.A. wHY, the Venice-based firm founded by Kulapat Yantrasast, built a model of Wilshire Boulevard in which houses occupy the spaces previously devoted to cars. The seemingly endless road was built as a circular loop that revolves as a Ferris wheel, and Band-Aid boxes, landline phones and other sundries stand in for the houses, a tacit commentary on what Yantrasast calls “the hodgepodge architectural expressions” the city is known for."
wHY worked with curatorial staff to use the concept of a procession as a curatorial idea to organize the different groupings within the collection. While the procession loosely referenced a historical timeline, it also layered in thinking about how the objects could best be presented and experienced by the audience as visual and narrative. Read more at Core77
The new installation is coming to fruition via a collaboration of several stakeholders, including the Chicago Park District, wHY, Heritage Landscapes, NRH Arts and others. SKY LANDING will be completed by next summer. Article at Curbed Chicago
The Chicago Tribune reports on the forthcoming installation by Yoko Ono as part of our strategic and sensitive re-envisioning of the historic World's Fair site.
“Basically it’s a landscape,” said Project 120 architect Kulapat Yantrasast, who was wearing a shirt reading “Imagine Peace” — a gift from Ono. “I think it’s a place for meditation.” Read the full story by Jeffrey Bishku-Aykul here
Christie's, the world's largest fine arts auction house, reveals our design process and thinking through an in-depth review of the Harvard Art Museums. "At Harvard, there’s an emphasis on making strong connections with individual works, so when possible we display objects in the round where they can be seen up close and studied from multiple angles." -Kulapat Yantrasast