The Knot works to mend a physical and psychological barrier in the urban fabric created by the Ninth Street Overpass along Main Street in downtown Louisville. Acting as a large-scale piece of street furniture inserted under the overpass, the Knot provides opportunities for parties, play, and commerce, encouraging residents and visitors to not only cross the divide, but occupy it. A series of bent and bundled steel tubes weave together to create seating, tables, lighting, bike racks, signage, and an extra-large swing. The project strengthens urban and social connections, transforming an underutilized area into a welcoming pedestrian thoroughfare.
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Art matters. Attention to the details of our environment leads to love of place, which brings us to take responsibility for the spaces where we live and work. And by extension, the people with whom we live and work. And by extension, to our local communities, our cities, our nations, and our world.
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Architects and designers know that remarkable design can change everything. They connect the dots across disciplines, collaborating with artists to make the world a more beautiful place. They are the ultimate patrons of the arts.
In the process, design professionals promote imagination and creativity, and through their commissions, make original art integral to and accessible in people's lives.
Art in our public and private spaces helps us fight ordinary buildings, ordinary streets, ordinary cities. We celebrate the extraordinary.
The architecture of our buildings and the design of our interiors affect our happiness and well-being. Each of us deserves a daily dose of inspiration.