FORZA ARCHITECTURE VISION
Our direction from Kathy & Kelly was to create an interior
like no other in the Louisville area that would be both
inviting and intriguing.
that the old Vogue theater space held many memories for
anyone growing up in the St. Matthews area, we knew that
the task ahead of us was to define Clodhoppers presence.
We needed to break away from the traditional nostalgic homepage
to the old theater. We started by revealing the existing
bones of the building by exposing the structure and existing
brick walls. We inserted a glass jewel box vestibule with
glass floor tile where the theater’s ticket booth
once stood. This device serves as the main entrance into
interior of the space presented us with an irregular grid
of columns as well as variations in ceiling heights. It
was this irregular grid as well as the need for employees
to have a visual connection to both exits and dressing rooms
that promoted us to define a circular counter hub around
a centrally placed column. The circular counter is wrapped
with bands of wood of various thicknesses which promotes
the idea of movement and is reminiscent of a 3-D barcode.
It is from this hub that the geometry of the curved fitting
rooms radiates. The result creates a stage like backdrop
as one enters the fitting rooms.
Sullivan Fuchs is an artist who currently
works with video, sound, video installation and sculpture.
Her work has been exhibited across the U.S, Chicago,
California, Florida, New York and in Europe, Parnu,
Estonia, Belgrade, Serbia, & Graz, Austria. She
won honorable mention in an international quadrennial
in Prague for theatre designs. Grants include the Al
Smith Fellowship, the Kentucky Foundation for Women,
Sony Corporation and the Illinois Arts Council. March
2005 her work was included in the Speed Museum of Art
(Louisville, KY) Presence. Prior to receiving her M.F.A.
in Time Arts at the School of Art Institute of Chicago,
she earned a B. Arch from the University of Kentucky.
Andriot concentrates primarily on functional
objects. She frequently collaborates with architects,
designers and clients to fabricate beautiful embellishments
for homes and businesses. In addition, she regularly
creates indoor and outdoor sculptures for public and
private enjoyment. Dana has been featured in numerous
group and solo shows, is frequently profiled in publications
and regularly contributes to local charities. She holds
numerous “Best of Show” awards for her annual
Art Fair appearances. Education: BFA, Art Academy of
Balster received a Bachelor of Fine
Arts Degree in Painting from the University of Minnesota
in Minneapolis in 2000. While in Minneapolis he was
an apprentice in a small glass art production studio,
this is where he first discovered glass blowing. After
graduation Chad continued his studies in glass working
at the University of Wisconsin. In 2002 he helped construct
White Pine Studio, near Battle Lake, Minnesota under
the tutelage of John Olesen. In 2003 Chad moved to Louisville
to work at Louisville Glassworks. Chas is presently
a resident glassblower at Louisville Glassworks. There
he is a demonstrating artist and an instructor for community
classes sharing the beauty that is glass and glass working.