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 … Continue reading

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, … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

From the Computer Mouse to the Paintbrush

Two and a half weeks later, we’ve more or less finished the set of construction drawings. I’m as big a fan of Revit as anyone – but going from using it at my internship for four hours in the morning to using it for six hours in the afternoon – that is a lot of … Continue reading

“We shovel, shovel, shovel… Concrete the whole day through”

The weekend proved to be extremely productive, exhausting, painful, sweaty, and dirty. But why would you want it any other way? Take a gander at this cute little time-lapse of our group of dwarves working Sunday to finish the concrete work for our mock-up at Magnolia Community Garden over in West Ashley: Our goal is … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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, … Continue reading

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. … Continue reading

On Drawing – Thoughts, Theory

Paper and organic pumpkins, 2017 Craft Credit: (L) Lynn Wg and (R) Tyler McKenzie Hope y’all had a great Halloween and got to go Trick-or-Treating!  The weather has been colder the last few days, time to pull out the sweaters and jackets for the final arrival of fall in Charleston! . The last two weeks … Continue reading