University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM / School of Architecture and Planning
Arch 604- Masters Architectural Design III
Professor Mark Childs AIA
Goals and Building Intentions:
-Create a space to better facilitate the Navajo Rug Auction with better circulation and display area.
-Sustainable design that is sourced from the natural landscape and integrates Navajo design principles considering traditional construction methods. Utilize raw local materials and respond to climate. Utilize a site that shows off the best of Crownpoint.
-To provide a space that adequately demonstrates the rigor and process of creating a Navajo Rug with the intention of increasing the value of the rugs.
-A destination point: Create an intriguing and unique building design that will bring more attention, appreciation, and curiosity to the Navajo Rug Auction Event. Bring more tourism to Crownpoint to promote economic development
-Design a “sense of place” that represents the Navajo culture and traditions. A place for the community to learn and grow, keep their culture and the arts alive. With the ability to maintain the facility through a learning environment
Crownpoint NM is a high, semiarid region located in Mckinley County at 6,982 ft elevation. Climatic Design Priorities for Region:
1) Keep the heat in and the cold temperatures out during the winter
2) Let the winter sun in
3) Protect from the cold winter winds ( South, Southwest)
4) Use thermal mass to flatten day-to-night temperature swings in the summer
(Lechner, “Heating, Cooling, Lighting”)