STUDIO V – SPRING 2017

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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 Spring the studio is devoted to the execution of one project: Providing research, design development, mock-ups and prototypes, construction documents and finished built-in pieces for Charleston’s contemporary art center REDUX. The Redux Contemporary Art Center is a nonprofit organization committed to fostering creativity and the cultivation of contemporary art through diverse exhibitions, subsidized studio space for visual artists, meaningful education programs, and a multidisciplinary approach to the dialogue between artists and their audiences. REDUX offers free year round art exhibitions, artist and curator lecture series, and film screenings, while educating art patrons of all ages through fine art classes and workshops, community outreach, and internship opportunities. REDUX is instrumental in presenting new artists to our community through our artist-in-residency program, and our many artist and music performances. REDUX also Offers affordable studios for emerging local artists which is also central to their mission. As of April of 2017, Redux, will be moved to 1056 King Street, which is where we come in…

The studio will engage multiple project studies of escalating scale and detail. Each project will be a community service effort that will require the studio to work closely with design clients, community interest groups, city government and regulatory agencies, and developers.

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