Small buildings have always had a particular appeal. Micro works of architecture inspire an enduring charm that exceeds their function, even if that function is to be a pleasing decoration in the landscape. There are a variety of reasons for our infatuation with little forms. The miniaturization of architecture reduces it to a human scale with which we can interact more readily.  We are also drawn by the intricacy of their conception and detail by the fact that smaller buildings usually possess a more tactile quality than constructions of a larger scale. The concise purpose of these structures; that they address a single function, simple use, or even a purely aesthetic aim, makes them intellectually as well as physically accessible.

This Fall the studio is devoted to the execution of two projects.
First- researching and designing a commercial kitchen, as well as fabricating, and installing a structure on a site to be decided (Crop Stop 2.0).

The process will include, but is not limited to:

ŸWorking with local farmers, bakers and chefs on the kitchen master plan.

ŸWorking with DHEC, FDA, and the Charleston County’s Building Inspection Services on creating a prototype model kitchen which can be implemented across the state of South Carolina.

ŸWorking with local architects and engineers on creating a full set of construction documents for the commercial kitchen.

ŸCollaborating with students at Main Campus on the construction and fabrication methods.

ŸFabricating the commercial kitchen structure parts off site at the CAC.C’s materials lab and finishing installation on given site by Thanksgiving break (11.21.14).

Second- detailing and fabricating cabinetry for the Solar Decathlon House

The process will include, but is not limited to:

ŸWorking with local designers and cabinetmakers

ŸCollaborating with students at Main Campus on the diagrammatical needs and overall design.

ŸFabricating and delivering cabinet parts to Clemson Main Campus to be used in the spring construction of the Solar Decathlon House

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