This project was done during one of my semester long Studio classes at Miami. The International Bluegrass Music Museum is located in Owensboro, KY. They are currently in the process of moving to a larger location. In this project, my studio was presenting the board of the IBMM with possible renovation ideas for the new museum. My re-design expresses the town of Owensboro's love of Bluegrass music through the architectural design of the museum. The museum floor plan is a reflection of a guitar. The center of a guitar connects the string vibrations, to the body, which creates the music we hear. Similarly, the circular stairs in the middle of the museum connects the private spaces, storage, offices, classrooms, with the public spaces of the museum, exhibits, auditorium, restaurant. The exterior design also reflects the significance of Bluegrass music to the town. The triangular shape of the glass curtain reflects the pattern seen in Bluegrass musical notes. The skylight running across the museum is a fusion of the movement seen through the Ohio River, and the music, which gives the town of Owensboro it's identity.
Status: School Project
Location: Owensboro, KY, US