This exhibition hall, conference center, art studio, and support facilities for An Act of Dog, an organization centered on animal rights activism and art-based education, is located in Louisville, Kentucky. The architecture consists of a rectangular steel frame pavilion – within a park setting – altered by five programmatic impressions. These impressions consist of the Lobby, the Conference Room, the Art Studio, the Visiting Gallery, and the Administration Offices – each engaging the exterior landscape, as well as altering the contiguous space of the exhibition hall. The perimeter spaces are clad in reclaimed local wood, while the exhibition hall provides an immersive and ephemeral experience through the deployment of enveloping translucent roof monitors. The perforated steel exterior cladding evokes local industrial archetypes, yet presents a soft, translucent, ambiguous object resting on the landscape.
Project Team: Aaron Neubert (Principal), Jeremy Limsenben, Xiran Zhang, David Chong