‘pure hardcorism’ is a paradoxical architectural theory explained by WAI architecture in their latest manifesto, which boils architecture down to its most elemental and ideological essence. omnipresent in form, its purity transcends all prejudices, nationalities and regulations. without ornamentation, concept, organization of space, materiality or detail, only form. the first hardcorist artist was kazimir malevich. his famous paintings, the black square, the black circle and the black cross, required a long and metaphysical journey to reach the conclusion that the more abstract and complex the struggle, the more concrete its rendition. this defines the exact ideal when pushed to its most extremist and ultimate extent. its strict rigid geometry gives it its infinite flexibility. who owns the circle? raw shapes are amongst the most widely recognizable icons on the planet. they are of nobody and for nobody, and as a result belong to all. it is these unbiased representations which we see reappear throughout the world and human history. there is no beginning or end. for this reason hardcorism in architecture exists ubiquitously, representing and being represented as organizations, ideologies, buildings, cities and nations.