What About WAI in Archizines Shanghai?

WAI to present the WAIzine in Archizines Exhibition Opening, Shanghai


WAI will be part of the opening panel discussion of the Shanghai leg of the Archizines World Tour of independent and alternative architectural publications. The exhibition that will be displayed in the Shanghai Study Centre of the University of Hong Kong, will include alongside WAI, Elias Redstone, curator of Archizines, Li Juan,  Daan Roggeveen curator of the Study Centre.

More from the official website:
Opening: Saturday, 11 January, 3pm
The exhibition will be opened by a seminar on the Future of the Architecture Magazine, followed by drinks to celebrate the new show.



Address
University of Hong Kong / Shanghai Study Centre
298 Bei Suzhou Lu (Close to Sichuan Bei Lu)
Hongkou District, Shanghai 200085
Subway stop Tiantong Lu


Website 
ash.arch.hku.hk

Dates
11 January – 9 March 2014

Opening Times

Daily, 10am – 8pm

What About the NCCA ГЦСИ?



ГЦСИ

Manifesto

The NCCA is the new epicentre for the creation, study, and support of contemporary art in Russia.

Enhanced by the dialectic between the city and architecture, between art and the public, between landscape and building, the new NCCA marks a paradigm shift of international museology. By creating a building that invites and embraces the public through its open spaces the new NCCA blurs the lines between building and context, between art and life. 

The NCCA is not a building in the city; it is an extension of it. The flexible autonomy of its spaces either enclosed or outdoors, makes it the first archetype of Museum as City. 
Instead of emulating the boundary that usually separates museums from their context, the new NCCA building is an Open Museum. The arrangement of the volumes on the ground level allows the public to freely circulate through its open spaces creating a new urban museum experience. 
The new NCCA is not a building within a park; the park and the building are inseparable. Linked by way of a harmonious symbiosis, a series of paths direct the public between metro station, park and building in an effortless journey that offers glimpses of outdoor sculptures in an environment for the contemplation of art.

The new NCCA brings art to the public. The building creates a promenade in which people interact with exhibition pieces featured in the public space and on the multiple terraces of the building.

 The layout of the NCCA consists of a ground level that contains public programs, creative residences, office space, conference halls and the collection repository, and three volumes of varying heights that intersect at different points creating a maze of flexible exhibition space.

The NCCA is not just a center for the arts; it is a building
 
as Manifesto. 





































 Project:
New National Center for Contemporary Arts
International Competition, Shortlisted
Moscow
45,000m2
Program: Hall Zone, Creative Residences, Administrative Offices, Media Center, Children Educational Center, Exhibition Halls, Café, Store


Project Team
WAI Architecture Think Tank:
Cruz Garcia
Nathalie Frankowski
Edgar Garcia
Zhang Yanping
Yu Yihua
Anna Popova
Ilyas Sadybekov

Structure:
+G:
Felix Cruz Marcos
Laura Gil Santana

Technology and Sustainability:
Alejandra Garcia Hooghuis

Museology Consultant:
Evgenia Novgorodova














What About WAI at M Capital?

WAI presents Published and on-going Books


WAI offered the lecture "Art, Architecture & Books: Manifestoes, Forms and Fictions" at the prestigious M Capital in Beijing. The presentation focused on the work of WAI and Garcia Frankowski through the process of making books. 

What About Pure Hardcore Icons Presentation?

WAI PRESENTS PURE HARDCORE ICONS AT THE FACTORY

 WAI offered the lecture “Pure Hardcore Icons: A Manifesto in Two Parts” at the auditorium in The Factory in Dashilar, Beijing. The presentation focused on the works presented in the exhibition and publication Pure Hardcore Icons. The Lecture and Exhibition is part of Beijing Design Week 2013. Video coming soon.

What About the NCCA?

WAI HAS BEEN Shortlisted as finalist FOR THE NEW NATIONAL CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS IN MOSCOW


WAI has been selected as a finalist and will now compete in the final for the design of the New National Centre for Contemporary Arts in Moscow. A total of 10 finalist were selected among proposals from around the world. Five finalist were selected due to their portfolio, while the remaining five were selected by their concept proposals.
From the official website:
“During the press conference on October 1, 2013 competition Jury announced the names of 10 participants of the second phase of the International competition for the architectural concept of museum and exhibition complex of the New National centre for contemporary arts.”

PARTICIPANTS IN THE SECOND STAGE OF THE COMPETITION IN THE CATEGORY OF “DOSSIER”:
Steven Holl
Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos
Heneghan Peng
51N4E
Alejandro Aravena

PARTICIPANTS IN THE SECOND STAGE OF THE COMPETITION IN THE CATEGORY OF “PRELIMINARY CONCEPT”:
UNK Project (Moscow)
WAI Architecture Think Tank (China)
Anton Barklyanski (Perm)
Melorama (Moscow)
Ghirardelli Giancarlo Architect (Italy)

What About Lecture at The Factory?



We are happy to invite you to join WAI Think Tank this Wednesday, October 2 at 6:00pm at the auditorium of the Factory for the presentation and discussion of Pure Hardcore Icons:  A Manifesto in Two Parts.
The presentation and discussion will be focused on the manifesto exhibition currently on display at the Factory and the publication of Pure Hardcore Icons: A Manifesto on Pure Form in Architecture (London: Artifice Books, 2013).

You are welcome to visit the exhibition before the talk.

Date: October 2, 2013
Time: 6:00pm
Venue: The Factory
Dawailangying #8
Dashilar
Xicheng District
Beijing

大外廊营胡同8
北京市西城区

What About Pure Hardcore Icons at BJDW?

Pure Hardcore Icons Manifesto Exhibition Opens


The Manifesto Exhibition Pure Hardcore Icons opened at The Factory in Dashilar to initiate the 2013 version of Beijing Design Week. The exhibition includes the original collages from the book Pure Hardcore Icons (Artifice Books on Architecture, 2013), as well as sculpture/objects, animations, and paintings by Garcia Frankowski

The Official Book release and Lecture is scheduled for October 3, at 6:00pm.

Nathalie Frankowski & Cruz Garcia (Garcia Frankowski) pose in front of "36 Black Quadrilaterals (Oil on Canvas, 2013)