Los Angeles architecture firm wHY has completed an expansion of the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky, featuring facades of fritted glass and corrugated metal panels

Los Angeles architecture firm wHY has completed an expansion of the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky, featuring facades of fritted glass and corrugated metal panels

Los Angeles architecture firm wHY has completed an expansion of the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky, featuring facades of fritted glass and corrugated metal panels.

Los Angeles architecture firm wHY has completed an expansion of the Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky, featuring facades of fritted glass and corrugated metal panels.

North Pavilion lobby with view of original building. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Ky., Renovation and expansion.

North Pavilion lobby with view of original building. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Ky., Renovation and expansion.

The Speed Art Museum, located in Louisville, Kentucky is the state’s oldest and largest art museum; wHY Architecture’s concept to carefully and precisely intervene on the existing museum, coined by the firm as “acupuncture architecture,” set the project apart from other proposals solicited by the museum’s international search for an architecture firm to develop a comprehensive strategy for the museum’s growth and expansion.  (courtesy Rafael Gamo)

The Speed Art Museum, located in Louisville, Kentucky is the state’s oldest and largest art museum; wHY Architecture’s concept to carefully and precisely intervene on the existing museum, coined by the firm as “acupuncture architecture,” set the project apart from other proposals solicited by the museum’s international search for an architecture firm to develop a comprehensive strategy for the museum’s growth and expansion. (courtesy Rafael Gamo)

The Speed Art Museum, located in Louisville, Kentucky is the state’s oldest and largest art museum; it is a major cultural repository for the region.  wHY Architecture’s concept to carefully and precisely intervene on the existing museum, coined by the firm as “acupuncture architecture,” set the project apart from other proposals solicited by the museum’s international search for an architecture firm to develop a comprehensive strategy for the museum’s growth and expansion.

The Speed Art Museum, located in Louisville, Kentucky is the state’s oldest and largest art museum; it is a major cultural repository for the region. wHY Architecture’s concept to carefully and precisely intervene on the existing museum, coined by the firm as “acupuncture architecture,” set the project apart from other proposals solicited by the museum’s international search for an architecture firm to develop a comprehensive strategy for the museum’s growth and expansion.

The Speed Art Museum, located in Louisville, Kentucky is the state’s oldest and largest art museum; wHY Architecture’s concept to carefully and precisely intervene on the existing museum, coined by the firm as “acupuncture architecture,” set the project apart from other proposals solicited by the museum’s international search for an architecture firm to develop a comprehensive strategy for the museum’s growth and expansion.  (courtesy Rafael Gamo)

The Speed Art Museum, located in Louisville, Kentucky is the state’s oldest and largest art museum; wHY Architecture’s concept to carefully and precisely intervene on the existing museum, coined by the firm as “acupuncture architecture,” set the project apart from other proposals solicited by the museum’s international search for an architecture firm to develop a comprehensive strategy for the museum’s growth and expansion. (courtesy Rafael Gamo)

Rather than create a stand-alone expansion, we wanted to activate the original building from multiple points in order to heal the whole. We called it 'Acupuncture Architecture' North Pavilion

Rather than create a stand-alone expansion, we wanted to activate the original building from multiple points in order to heal the whole. We called it 'Acupuncture Architecture' North Pavilion

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