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Owsley Brown II History Center / de Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop

14:00 - 9 March, 2018
Courtesy of de Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop
Courtesy of de Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop

Courtesy of de Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop Courtesy of de Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop Courtesy of de Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop Courtesy of de Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop + 31

Pearl Izumi North American Headquarters / ZGF Architects

09:00 - 26 November, 2015
Pearl Izumi North American Headquarters  / ZGF Architects, © Raul J. Garcia
© Raul J. Garcia

© Raul J. Garcia © Raul J. Garcia © Raul J. Garcia © Raul J. Garcia + 13

OMA Designs Food Port for West Louisville

01:00 - 23 February, 2015
OMA Designs Food Port for West Louisville, View from Market Street. Image © OMA / Robota
View from Market Street. Image © OMA / Robota

OMA has unveiled plans for a mixed-use project that will consolidate facilities for the growing, selling and distribution of food for local farmers in Louisville. A collaboration with the non-profit Seed Capital Kentucky, the 24-acre “Food Port” will transform a former tobacco plant into an “active economic and community hub” that shapes a “new model between consumer and producer.”

“The diversity of program reflects the full food chain, as well as a new foodscape of public spaces and plazas where producers and consumers meet,” said OMA’s Partner-in-Charge Shohei Shigematsu, who is also leading the Alimentary Design research studio at Harvard University. “The Food Port acts as a catalyst to activate the surrounding neighborhoods, exemplifying one of the complex urban relationships between architecture and food that our studio is investigating.”

The expandable campus, which is expected to break ground this summer, will include an urban farm, edible garden, market and food truck plaza, retail space, classrooms, a recycling facility, and more. Continue after the break to learn more. 

Roof Plan. Image Courtesy of OMA Visitor Center. Image Courtesy of OMA Jefferson County Extension Office, Demonstration Farm. Image Courtesy of OMA Rooftop Plaza. Image Courtesy of OMA + 15

Reviving Vacant Buildings: A Tale of Two Cities

00:00 - 23 July, 2014
Reviving Vacant Buildings: A Tale of Two Cities, The Louisville Gardens in the early 1900s when it was the Jefferson County Armory. Image © Diane Deaton Street via Flickr
The Louisville Gardens in the early 1900s when it was the Jefferson County Armory. Image © Diane Deaton Street via Flickr

A former treasure in Louisville is now nothing more than a storage facility, while a dilapidated office building in Paris has sat empty for months on end. Both of these cities are taking proactive, but wildly different, measures to help the valuable vacant buildings and lots in their jurisdictions find new life. To learn more about each city's potential solution to this global problem, keep reading after the break.

Riverview Park Visitor Service Building I / De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop

00:00 - 12 September, 2012
Riverview Park Visitor Service Building I / De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop, Courtesy of De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop
Courtesy of De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop

Courtesy of De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop Courtesy of De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop Courtesy of De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop Courtesy of De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop + 14

Video: The Green Wall at The Green Building / (fer) studio

13:00 - 15 March, 2011

The Green Wall at The Green Building in Louisville, Kentucky is a painting of plants that also cleans the air. “Painted” by Tracey Williams, the Garden Designer that collaborated with (fer) studio, The Green Wall gives visitors a different perspective of plants and their wonderful details.

Video: Wood Reclamation at The Green Building / (fer) studio

17:53 - 12 March, 2011

The Green Building, designed by (fer) studio, reached a LEED Platinum status through a series of innovative processes. As the first LEED adaptive re-use project in the state of Kentucky they reclaimed much of the building. This video post details the process of re-milling the original building’s structural wood into finished flooring and furniture.

The Green Building / (fer) studio

01:00 - 9 March, 2011
The Green Building / (fer) studio, © Ted Wathen/Quadrant
© Ted Wathen/Quadrant

© Ted Wathen/Quadrant © Ted Wathen/Quadrant © Ted Wathen/Quadrant © Ted Wathen/Quadrant + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Louisville, Kentucky, United States
  • General Contractor

    Peters Construction
  • Owner

    Augusta & Gill Holland
  • Area

    10175.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

Art House / De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop

17:30 - 3 January, 2011
© Roberto de Leon
© Roberto de Leon

De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop were challenged with the residential interior renovation of an existing 1970 4,200 sqf home. The owners, a young couple interested in collecting contemporary art, asked the architects to transform the character of the existing interior creating a balanced home and gallery with warmth and neutrality.

Follow the break to see more photographs and drawings of Art House, an AIA Kentucky Merit Award winner.

© Roberto de Leon © Roberto de Leon © Roberto de Leon © Roberto de Leon + 16

Architects: De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop Location: Louisville, Kentucky, USA Project Area: 4,200 sqf Project Year: 2009 Photographs: Roberto de Leon

Museum Plaza update / REX

12:30 - 11 November, 2010
© Luxigon
© Luxigon

Like many large scale projects around the country, REX’s Museum Plaza, in the city of Louisville, Kentucky, had just broken ground and had given light to many dreams for the downtown community when the nation’s financial crisis hit the city. Needless to say, financing came to a standstill and funding for the towers the city had been hoping for was no longer an option. Their current construction loan of $140.5 million, city contributions, bonds and funds already put forth by the team was not enough to proceed in their construction efforts until positive news came their way at the turn of the month. More images and description after the break.