Echoing the process of any crafted form, this building is designed in three  pieces: raw material, production, and final product. It allows its guest to seen and understand each step of the process of these many art forms. From first emerging from the parking garage into the fields of raw material and approaching the stone clad building, to being surrounded by maker
spaces filled with local venders, and finally seeing their works as the very art pieces within the museum, guest will be able to connect and see how truly important these craft arts are. As the community interaction begins to interweave within the walls of this architecture, the bond between Asheville and its future success will become stronger.
In a time that is consumed by the digital and automatic, it is easy for the hand-done and manual to be forgotten. This museum will act as a reminder of the past and to help push towards the future. Located at the edge of Asheville’s arts district, this building will become a physical goal marker for expansion and continuation of this new flourishing area of the city.
Form Diagrams
Site Plan
Environmental  Impacts
The  Approach
Second View  of Museum
Site Section 
Front Elevation
Floor 1
Floor 1 
1 _The Field 
2_Craft Brewery 
4_Information Desk 
8_Gallery 1
9_Gallery in the Round
10_Office Spaces 
11_Break Room 
12_Loading Dock
13_HVAC Room
15_Air Ventilation
Floor 2
Floor 2 
1_Theater Lobby 
9_HVAC Room
11_The Outlook
12_Food Storage 
14_Industrial Elevator

Green Roof Detail 
2_Engineered Soil 
3_Moister Barrier
4_ 3.5" Storm water Retention Layer
5_Pour in Place Concrete Pathway
6_Locally Sourced Granite Paneling
7_Rigid Insulation 
8_Z Channel 
9_Gypsum Board 
10_Parking Garage Elevator

Detail through Exterior Egress
​​​​​​​1_Metal Decking w/ Concrete Fill 
2_Door to Exterior  
3_Open Web Joist Truss
4_Corten Veneered Railing 
5_End Plate Connection 
6_I Beam Floor Joist 
8_Pour in Place Concrete  Foundation 
9_Interior Make Space

Maker Space
Surrounding the Market Place are adaptable maker space compartments. Local vendors and artist will use spaces to create viable products and show the process of the elements that are shown throughout the museum space. 
Using acoustical paneling to divide the studio space, these compartments allow for craft art and tradition to continue  while creating a comfortable atmosphere for locals and guest to visit and discover.  

Museum  Exhibit Space 
Building Section 2
Museum Axonometric Drawing
The Woven Knot.
Detail through Gallery & Theater
1. Standing Seam Metal Roof
2. Roof Flashing
3. Hidden Gutter
4. Cant Strip
5. Moisture Barrier
6. Substrate
7. Rigid Insulation Board
8. Open-Web Joist Truss
9. Steel Haunch
10. Locally Sourced Granite Paneling
11. Rigid Insulation
12. Z Channel
13. Gypsum Board
14. Metal Decking w/ Concrete Fill
15. End Plate connection
16. Copper Veneer
17. Plywood Sheathing
18. Steel Girder
19. C Channel
20. Wood Blocking
21. Concrete Foundation
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