design, build, redesign and rebuild

“Clemson architecture students get constructive with recycled materials for Halsey Institute’s bluesphere: Earth Art Expo.”

Today Project 1 was reported by Charleston City Paper and Charleston Magazine.  Looking back, the feeling that comes to mind is that the design build process is an ongoing one and we have much more work to do.  That means, design build is more like design-build, redesign and rebuild. From Niezer’s stacked column to stacked wall, then the addition of the haint blue wood from Clemson’s last design build studio, plexiglass to carry information lit by LEDs and spotlights, you never know what the final result will be. During this process, the ideas and concepts are always abundant and everyone in our studio makes their best effort.

Now, we begin project 2.  Our ideas focus on a portable, prefabricated and easy to assemble structure.  As it is scheduled, November 18 is a screening in Cannon Park of the film Citizen Architect, and after the event in Charleston, the structure will be sent up to Clemson after Thanksgiving. After project 1, we are thinking that what we want is a structure that could be more easily assembled.  Our 5 schemes were reviewed and criticized by Professor Dan Harding at Clemson via Skype.  We have chosen to focus our energy on one major design concept this weekend, so we can then be ready to submit our files to the Design Review Committe on Monday.  After that, it will be time to integrate all of our ideas work more efficiently.

This is what happened at our “glowing structure”, check out this video.

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