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Kulapat Yantrasast & wHY

Over the past decade, Kulapat Yantrasast has established himself in the international design vanguard for completing widely acclaimed works that serve the arts, communities, and the environment. 
Founded in 2004, Yantrasast’s Los Angeles and New York City-based practice, wHY, is structured as an ‘Ecology of Disciplines,’ four workshops – ideas, buildings, grounds and objects, which approach works from many different angles with the objective to create holistic, sustainable designs. At multiple scales, his rigorous approach provides a purity of structure and clarity of thought with an openness and flexibility for creating a dynamic experience.

Left to right wHY founder Kulapat Yantrasast at Kordansky Gallery Pomona Colleges first purpose-built visual arts building LACMAS Samurai ExhibitionLeft to right: wHY founder Kulapat Yantrasast at Kordansky Gallery; Pomona College’s first purpose-built visual arts building; LACMA’S ‘Samurai’ Exhibition
Yantrasast and wHY’s focus on engaging society through architecture has manifested through significant cultural buildings across the United States: Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Studio Art Hall at Pomona College, Harvard Art Museums’ galleries in Cambridge, and a collaboration with artist Yoko Ono on the installation ‘SKY LANDING’ on the Wooded Island in Chicago’s historic Jackson Park, which opens in June 2016.   

On a smaller scale, wHY brings thoughtful, immersive experiences to audiences through temporary exhibitions and installations including ‘SAMURAI’ at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, ‘A Path Appears’ at the Skirball Cultural Center, ‘To Live & Dine in LA’ for the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, and ‘UN/FOLDING WILSHIRE’ at the A+D Museum in Los Angeles.

Top Image: Courtesy of wHY.

Photo Credits (left to right): Todd Cole, Iwan Baan, Museum Associates/LACMA.