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; 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)

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)

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Sunlight floods the lobby of the annex in Louisville’s Speed Art Museum, seen here from a perch on the second floor.

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Sunlight floods the lobby of the annex in Louisville’s Speed Art Museum, seen here from a perch on the second floor.

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