What About Pure Hardcore Icons manifesto book?

Pure Hardcore Icons Manifesto Book to be published in August

Book Summary:
In the kingdom of architecture the shapes reign supreme.
Ever since the beginning of history, pure geometric form has been one of architecture’s recurrent obsessions. A genealogy of buildings shaped as pyramids, spheres, and cubes can be traced back to ancient times, while contemporary projects, either as poured concrete or virtual bytes, often resemble stacked boxes and looping skyscrapers.
Despite torrents of pure shapes flooding with evidence magazine pages and computer screens around the world, architecture lacks a written work to declare its intentions.
Pure Hardcore Icons is the first manifesto on pure form in architecture.
WAI Architecture Think Tank, directed by authors Nathalie Frankowski and Cruz Garcia, have created a vademecum with provocative collages, essays and an interview that promise to bring form—a persistent taboo in the theoretical discourse— to the forefront of the architectural discussion. Through a mixture of perspicacity, conviction and humor, Pure Hardcore Icons aims to raise awareness about the dialectic of pure form and architecture, hoping that its potential and limitations could be fully grasped either in practice, in the academia, or as a cultural and intellectual exercise.

Book Info:
PURE HARDCORE ICONS: A Manifesto on Pure Form in Architecture
Cruz Garcia & Nathalie Frankowski / WAI Architecture Think Tank
RRP £12.95 / $19.95
ISBN 978 1 908967 39 8
Publication date: August 2013
Cover: Paperback
Dimensions: 15cm x 15 cm
Content: 80 pages of essays and 32 colour and black and white illustrations
Language: English
Publisher: Artifice Books on Architecture, London



WAI and Garcia Frankowski go Tumblr!

Now you can take a look at an online gallery  with images from WAI Architecture Think Tank and paintings from Garcia Frankowski.

Intelligentsia will be updated periodically with new images and paintings. Stay Tuned!

What About Archizines in UCLA?

Archizines opens in Los Angeles (UCLA)?

The Archizines exhibition featuring the WAIzine (Part 1, Part 2) along some of the finest independent architectural publications around the world is opening at the Perloff Gallery of the School of Architecture of UCLA.
The opening Panel Discussion will be held on April 12 at 6:30pm.

Panelists will include: Elias Redstone (curator Archizines), Susan Morgan (Art Papers on Design and Archirtecture), Thomas Lawson (dean School of Art at the California Institute of the Arts and editor East of Borneo) Johan Rowen (Project), John Southern (Urban Operations), Leonard Koren (Wet Magazine), Mimi Ziger (Loud Paper)
Panel Discussion April 12 6:30pm-8:00pm
Exhibition Opening 8:00pm-9:00pm
Perloff Gallery, UCLA

What About the WAIzine in Los Angeles?

Archizines at UCLA

The Archizines exhibition will be showcased at the Perloff Gallery at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design. The exhibition, that includes the WAIzine ( read part 1 and part 2)  alongside 90 international architecture zines will be on display from April 12 to May 31, 2013.
Stay tuned to WAI for more details.  

More info from the events:
Friday, April 12
6:30–8 p.m.
Panel Discussion — 'ARCHIZINES': Los Angeles
Decafe (1302 Perloff Hall)

Moderated by Sylvia Lavin, UCLA architecture and urban design professor and director of critical studies, this discussion will bring together architecture, art and design publishers to explore the different approaches to subversive visual culture and how this relates to architectural criticism.

Panelists will include Elias Redstone, curator of "ARCHIZINES"; Susan Morgan, editor of the magazine Art Papers on Design and Architecture; Thomas Lawson, dean of the School of Art at the California Institute of the Arts and editor of the online art magazine East of Borneo; John Southern, founding principal of Urban Operations; Leonard Koren, editor of Wet magazine; and Mimi Zeiger, journalist and critic.

Friday, April 12
8–9 p.m.
Opening reception for 'ARCHIZINES'
Perloff Gallery

What About Pure Hardcore Icons upcoming manifesto?

WAI’s Pure Hardcore Icons Manifesto Coming Soon!

WAI’s upcoming manifesto on pure form in architecture Pure Hardcore Icons will be published and distributed by Artifice Books on Architecture in London. The publication designed and authored by Nathalie Frankowski and Cruz Garcia (directors of WAI Architecture Think Tank) includes essays, manifestoes, and never-before seen collages and photomontages, as well as contributions by Luca Silenzi, Guido Tesio and an interview with François Blanciak, author of SITELESS: 1001 Building Forms (MIT Press, 2008).
For more details on Pure Hardcore Icons stay tuned to WAI. 

What About Archizines in Sydney?

Archizines exhibition Opens today in Sydney

The Archizines world touring will open at Object Gallery in Sydney, Australia today April 4 from 6-8pm. The Exhibition curated by Elias Redstone will display the WAIzine ( read part 1 and part 2)  alongside  90 of the finest architectural zines around the globe.