Next Up Mini-Session #15: WAI Architecture Think Tank
Over Skype from their homebase in Beijing, WAI Architecture Think Tank partners Cruz Garcia and Nathalie Frankowski spoke with Paul Petrunia, on our latest Mini-Session for the Next Up series. Their contribution to the Chicago Architecture Biennial, a rumination on manifestos, looks to the... View full entry
WAI Architecture Think Tank’s shortlisted proposal for Moscow’s NCCA competition
WAI Architecture Think Tank sent us their design for Moscow's New National Center for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) that was shortlisted in the top 10 designs during the competition. Heneghan Peng's design was chosen as the winner, as announced earlier today.
Images courtesy of WAI Architecture Think Tank Click here to read more about the new NCCA competition in the News. View full entry
WAI Think Tank Video "Généalogie d'un collage"
WAI Architecture Think Tank has released the video narrative “Généalogie d'un collage”. The video displays the creation of the collage ‘Cities of the Avant-Garde’ as well as one of the poems that were developed with the iconic image. Music: Asap Rocky... View full entry
Drawing Architecture - Conversation with Perry Kulper
If “action painting” is produced by the dynamics of dripping, smearing, and sweeping brushstrokes of paint to reveal the complex character of abstract art, then “action drawing” would be something like juxtaposing lines, planes, volumes, typographical elements... View full entry
The Architecture of Photography - Conversation with Simona Rota
From the eroded optimism of the heroic building-monuments in east-Europe, to the monochromatic banality of housing developments in the Canary Islands, the photographs of Simona Rota appear to be talking to us about the aspirations and shortcomings of architecture in both its megalomaniac and its... View full entry
Le Poème de WAI
In order to celebrate its third anniversary, WAI Architecture Think Tank has released “Le Poème de WAI”, a peepshow of the visual combustible that fuels WAI’s intellectual project. A trait d'union between brainwash and brainstorm, Le Poème de WAI shows an abstract... View full entry
Post(card) Ideological Icons
What about revisiting the hardcore shapes of the avant-garde? It has been almost a century since the air was heavily saturated with the combustible gas of ideology. Almost a hundred years have passed since everything from film, through art and architecture, to urbanism was susceptible to the... View full entry