Archinect - News 2017-10-22T02:38:47-04:00 wHY reveals final approved design of the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-09-26T14:55:00-04:00 >2017-09-26T15:25:23-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, the Asian Art Museum of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">San Francisco</a> has tapped the Culver City-based firm&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">wHY</a> to design their new renovation and expansion plans. The architecture practice headed by Kulapat Yantrasast, has become known over the years for conjuring environments that suit the needs of art&mdash;the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky, Michigan's Grand Rapids Art Museum, and the recently completed Marciano Art Foundation in Los Angeles are all past projects by the firm.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Renderings courtesy of &copy; wHY</figcaption></figure><figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><figcaption>Renderings courtesy of &copy; wHY</figcaption></figure></figure><p>The original neoclassical structure was designed as San Francisco&rsquo;s first Main Library in 1916 by Ecole des Beaux-Arts-trained architect George A. Kelham.&nbsp;The building was finally converted in 1996 by architect Gae Aulenti and has been home of the Asian Art Museum since 2003.&nbsp;Because the structure was constructed during the Civic Center Landmark District&rsquo;s period of significance,&nbsp;wHY&rsquo;s addition will have to insure the proposed project...</p> New Kulapat Yantrasast-designed Gagosian Gallery to open in San Francisco Nicholas Korody 2016-03-11T20:56:00-05:00 >2016-03-17T23:56:54-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Larry Gagosian&rsquo;s new 4500 square foot space, designed by Kulapat Yantrasast, is set to open up on May 18, 2016, on 657 Howard Street, right across the street from SFMoMA. The inaugural exhibition there will focus on the relationships between modern and contemporary sculpture and drawing, featuring work from Picasso and Joe Bradley, among others.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Interested in other content from the intersections of architecture and the art world? Check out these recent posts:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Albright-Knox Gallery announces short list of firms for $80m expansion: Sn&oslash;hetta, BIG, OMA, wHY, Allied Works</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">As the Met moves into the old Whitney, can it shrug off the iconic building's associations with its former tenant?</a></li><li><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why does LA have so many new galleries?</a></p></li><li><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Art museums are more popular than ever &ndash; but what about the art inside?</a></p></li></ul> Albright-Knox Gallery announces short list of firms for $80m expansion: Snøhetta, BIG, OMA, wHY, Allied Works Nicholas Korody 2016-03-02T12:51:00-05:00 >2016-03-16T00:06:08-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The Albright-Knox Art Gallery wants to create a public space that could rival Canalside while expanding and remaking one of the city&rsquo;s most recognizable institutions. And gallery officials are looking to some of the most respected architects in the world to make it happen. They have narrowed the list of potential architects for the gallery&rsquo;s upcoming expansion project to five firms with experience building in challenging urban environments.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Located in the historic, Frederick Law Olmsted-designed Delaware Park, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery is one of the major cultural hotspots of New York State's second largest city. Now, the contemporary and modern art gallery plans a major expansion of its facilities, which originally opened in 1905 and later gained an addition designed by Gordon Bushaft of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.</p><p>The Albright-Knox Gallery announced a preliminary list of prominent designers, with a plan to select one by mid-June. The firms are:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Sn&oslash;hetta</strong></a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Bjarke Ingels Group</strong></a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>OMA</strong></a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>wHY</strong></a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Allied Works Architecture</strong></a></li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Unlike with other architectural competitions, the Albright-Knox Galley has not asked the firms to submit a near-finalized design. Instead, they've incorporated a yearlong period into the planning process, in order to foster close collaboration with the chosen architects.</p><p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re not in a design competition to choose a design and then build it. We&rsquo;re in a process of choosing a partner,&rdquo; Albright-Knox director Janne Sir...</p> atelier WHY wins "Detroit Design 2102: Detroit Riverfront" with their entry "The Forest" Archinect 2012-12-12T17:16:00-05:00 >2012-12-16T22:02:11-05:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> Hyuntek Yoon and Soobum You, who go by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">atelier WHY</a>, has sent us their 1st place entry for the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Detroit Design 2102: Detroit Riverfront</a> competition.</p> <p> <strong>THE FOREST: Fairy tale between the City and the Forest</strong></p> <p> Many things fill the city and continue to do so. The act of &ldquo;filling&rdquo; is the virtue of urban development. For example, developers in the city of Detroit kept filling its voids. Many buildings and infrastructure have filled the city, and those became the symbol of Detroit. A rapid pace of growth is the result of such efforts to fill space. Downtown is represented by new businesses and the Renaissance of Detroit. Many skyscrapers filled the downtown Detroit area. However, the city needs space to breath. The city is far too compact to communicate with people and nature. Public spaces and nature are not enough. The site is located at the node of the radial street plan. The site needs to be filled in another way so that the city can breathe easily again. Currently, the site is filled...</p> Perry Rubenstein to Inaugurate Los Angeles Gallery With Helmut Newton, Neil Young Archinect 2012-05-09T13:52:00-04:00 >2012-05-09T14:01:51-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The architect on the new gallery is the L.A.-based firm wHY Architecture, founded by Kulapat Yantrasast, who worked with Tadao Ando for 15 years, and designed the L.A. branch of New York gallery L&amp;M Arts, in Venice Beach. The firm, Mr. Rubenstein says, was recommended to him by Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art director Jeffrey Deitch, a New York transplant himself.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>