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Coming Together

After both studio groups presented our ideas, we have consolidated the two proposals and are now working on one design.  Kathy Calvin, the President and CEO of United Nations Foundation once said, “ There is power in individuals, and now we’re learning there is power in individuals coming together.”After agreeing  on a simplified floor plan, … Continue reading


And Then There Was ONE

Yesterday the two groups came together to present our concepts to Pastre and Harry with the goal of choosing one to go forward with for our final design, however it was not nearly that simple. As we went through the two designs we started to realize that they both had there own strengths and weaknesses. … Continue reading

The fusion

Again we separated into two groups to last time explore the maximum possibility of roof structure and material using strategies before we put everything together as one final design. But actually, the fundamental design decisions of plan and space that two groups have made are logically similar. The reason of this are mainly because the research that have … Continue reading



We stand at a group at a crucial point in the design process, as we cannot loose steam under a strict project timeline.  The team is now working together to focus on combining strong concepts from the previous partner design proposals presented last week. The group has taken the task of narrowing down a design direction … Continue reading


What is Today?

Today is progress. One of the most refreshing parts of design reviews, is having fresh perspective from people who have never seen your ideas before.  It’s can be easy to become attached to something that enraptures your soul, and drags you like a siren through the long hours of the night previous to a critique. … Continue reading

And on to the next one

Well it seems everyone lived through ‘Jury 2: The Regioning’.  Next up is the big-time – figuring out how to take six disparate ideas and begin to meld them into one successful design for the first of the new CropStops.  It was impressive to see just how much the individual groups varied in their designs … Continue reading


Need More Coffee!

It’s 6am the morning of our review and Studio V is functioning at full capacity. With the deadline fast approaching,  I will be making today’s post short and sweet. Today six different Crop stop designs will be presented. Each design is curated towards a different U.S. climate zone. The goal of this exercise, however, is … Continue reading


Design. Edit. Repeat

Monday brought a quick, non prepared peer review to shake up Studio V in preparation for our review on Wednesday. We were given 15 minutes to gather and distill both how and what to present to our fellow studiomates and only 5 minutes in which to do so. The key elements were the basic concept, construction … Continue reading

scale, purpose, gravity

Geometry Holds the Answer

In architectural design, our geometric palette consists of three-dimensional spaces and materials. How to then compose them into geometries that solve problems?


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