Crop Stop in the News!

There couldn’t have been better timing. Right as the semester is winding down and finals are taking place, we are reminded of all of our hard work over this semester, and it couldn’t have happened on a more perfect day. Yesterday was Studio V’s final presentation of the work that we have done throughout the … Continue reading

The Final Documentation

As the final week starts to wind down, we are wrapping up our final documentation for Studio V. For our final documentation we composed all of our work into a booklet that is made up of 130 pages. Basically, the booklet is a entire summary of what all we did this entire semester. So, in … Continue reading

Our Fearless Leader

For every great force, such as the ancient Spartans, there exists a genius and motivator such as King Leonidas. For every great nation such as the United States, there exists a leader and general such as George Washington. For every sports dynasty such as the New England Patriots there exists an unflappable coach like Bill … Continue reading

Our weekend at Clemson

After a six hour ride we finally made it to Clemson! Friday morning we woke got started early and finished the day strong. We managed to unload the kitchen in Greenville at Mill Village Farms, make it back to Clemson to deconstruct the utility shed, and even deliver the majority of pieces of the utility … Continue reading

Setting Records

Studio V had a very successful weekend in Greenville and Clemson, and got a lot of work accomplished. Friday morning we unloaded the half of the crop stop that we have had in Charleston in Greenville in a total of 45 minutes! With that record timing we took off for Clemson to deconstruct the other … Continue reading

Time to say goodbye!

Our semester has come to an end! We are now in Clemson and ready to work for the weekend! We have finished packing all the pieces and transported them to Clemson and Greenville. We are looking forward to working all the weekend in order to have foundation laid out.  We are divided in two groups … Continue reading

Packed and Ready to go!

After the past few months of working on Crop Stop 2, mocking up, drawing construction documents, and designing the exterior, we are finally ready to pack up and move up to Greenville for the actual build. This is a big step for the studio; because we wont be able to get to the actual build … Continue reading

A different look at the sim[ply] method

The deconstruction of Cropstop 2 gives a different look at how the sim[ply] method works. When assembling it all we were worried about is trying to get it to fit, but now as we take it apart three months later we are analyzing pieces so that corrections can be made, while understanding why pieces are … Continue reading

Getting ready for a trip to Greenville – CS2 setup.

     Today we were taking apart the Crop Stop 2 structure, the existing structure built a few weeks ago with collaboration of the solar decathlon team. In order to transport this kitchen to its actual site in Greenville, we had to carefully dissemble the parts. Before taking it down, we discussed the best way … Continue reading

The Weekend Push

Over the weekend Studio V continued to design brackets, but only for the dog trot on Crop Stop 2.  After a long talk in studio about the brackets that would be adjacent to the porch structure, it was a unanimous decision to scrap that idea and attach 2×6 boards to the existing rafters to create … Continue reading