Floor Track System for Moving Walls

We have dedicated a lot of time to figuring how how we could guide these walls along the floor successfully.  We thought about different materials like plastic, metal and wood.  We had ideas about flanged wheels that could ride in a groove of some sort.  There was also the idea that we could cut a … Continue reading

Some Specification

The next phase of the project has begun. After a week off, Studio V is back and ready to tackle the varying design solutions for the Redux’s new home at 1056 King Street. We are taking this week to finalize some dimensions, create some mockups, and lay out our plan for the coming weeks. Some … Continue reading

Can We Build It? Yes We Can… At Least After These Designs Wrap Up

We are so unbelievably close to start building.  All we need to do is finalize a few of the designs, including the system that allows the wheels to lift up on the reception desk and the bar.  This will allow for diverse positions when it is needed and stability when it is in use.  Some of … Continue reading

The fun is just beginning

We are about 95% finished with the design portion of our studio now it’s time for the BUILD portion. We have about four week before the grand opening gala for REDUX. The first things we have to do this week is finalize the plans and start to Delagate the materials in the each specific portion … Continue reading

Pre-Build Discussion

Our last meeting with the redux crew seemed to yield the results we were looking for. Even before the presentation, the critique group seemed really impressed by the mock up gallery space. I think this was a sign of our investment and a great tool when discussing spacial considerations. This meeting had one of our … Continue reading

Preparing for Review

Today we are working on having prices, materials, and construction details ready for review with Redux and the contractors that are currently working in the space. This past week has been used to figure out the construction details and exactly how the pieces will fit together. Some of the problems we worked out were a track … Continue reading

Nuts & Bolts

For the past week and half, our studio has come together to finalize some of the project proposals for Redux. We have worked on simplifying the receptionist desk, both its location as well as intended functionality. The proposal thus far has been to place it almost in the center of the front of the building, … Continue reading

An Engineer and an Architect Walk into a Studio

This week has been important for us because we are starting to finally branch away from preliminary designs to finalized schemes that require information on hardware and materials.  We know what we want to do and how it will fit in the space.  The question is, how do we build it?  One important thing that … Continue reading

Gallery Wall: Analyzing Functionality and Product Search

Today Wednesday March the 8th, Austin, Everett, Professor Pastre and I researched hardware components for the gallery wall. We searched for ways to cut a groove in concrete, as well as what ball bearing wheels and track systems would be most appropriate . Although we did not purchase anything, or find a definete solution for … Continue reading

Iterations

As of this week i have been putting in some time working on sketchup.  Sketchup is a great way to get ideas quickly brought to life. On my computer i have a full file of the redux building which was imported for the Revit file given to us by redux. In this file i have … Continue reading