Can you dig it?

  We spent most of Monday on site digging, leveling, and digging again. We began at 1:30 and didn't leave until after 9. To say that it was hard work would be an understatement. We spent a lot of time drawing the lines of the slab that our formwork would line up with. We then [...]

Hands On

We had a very productive weekend. On Friday we divided the tasks at hand for efficiency purposes; we had people at Medway Park to excavate and move the existing water pipes that were located where we are planning to put the slab. Others stayed in the Cigar Factory to finalize parts of the budget, ordering the concrete, [...]

Mocking Up, etc.

The past few days have been focused and intense. We have been working hard to finish the mock-up as well as sort out all final details. A lot of the mindset now is turned towards what it will be like one, two, and three weeks from today when we are measuring, cutting, painting, and assembling [...]

Keep on keepin’ on

Building the mock up has been so critical in understanding how we’re actually going to build the pavilion. We have figured out what works, what doesn’t work, and what we need to change for the pavilion. Without the mockup, I think the build later would be a disaster. We have been pushing to finish this [...]

Mockup making this weekend

At this weekend, we started to make our mockup at Magnolia Community Garden. Every process is not easy. Start by purchasing the materials, the tools. We need to make sure the size and quality are what we want. For example, the wood is straight enough, multiple types of the screw to match the different size of wood [...]

Mock-Up: Full Speed Ahead

With construction documents quickly finishing up, it is time to start building the mock-up! We have heard back from Leslie that it will be going in the corner of Magnolia garden. The plan is to begin today, and hopefully get the slab and piers poured over the weekend. There is a lot to get done, [...]

A lot to do and a lot is done

Wednesday the 1st of November was a hectic day at school. We started off by discussing the Construction Documents which are a lot more comprehensive than last week. The redlines done within studio were completed and the set is now sent to John Moore, our structural engineer. He has been an amazing support for this project. [...]