Individual Design Review

Today we will present each of our individual designs for the Butterfly Book Nook shade structure to Enough Pie, Reverend Dash, and the members from the town council. This review is important because we will go over pros and cons of each design, and compile a list of concepts from each design. Then we will [...]

Initial Designs

Monday was our last day of studio before our big review with EnoughPie, Reverend Dash, and members of the town council.  Everyone is working hard on finalizing their designs before the review on Wednesday.  Its really interesting to see how different each one of our designs is and how the project is starting to take [...]

Models, Precedents and More

As the studio's individual design deadline approaches, many of us have begun focusing on one design and refining it to fit the Butterfly Book Nook site. Each one of us have chosen different aspects of our precedent studies to move forward into our individual designs. With that in mind, each one of us face the [...]

Being Efficient in the Individual Design Stage

Last week after our research and analysis presentation to our partner Enough Pie, we began our individual design stage. This individual design stage is about figuring out what works best. This project has many limits and constraints, a few obvious ones being time, and financial limits. Other ones such as transportation limits when it comes [...]

So It Begins…

As mentioned by my good friend Kevin aka "Frenchy". I'll be coming at you live this morning! We have started the individual design process. This is going to be crazy in the respect that we have just a week and a half to come up with our best ideas. We have looked at precedent studies [...]

Ain’t no Cure for the Wintertime Blues?

Goooooood Morning Charlestooooooon! Today is January 23, but the weather is a balmy 70º and sunny.  While hardly expected in January, today's weather perfectly expresses the mood of Studio V. Yesterday, we met with our client, Enough Pie, to help build rapport and trust as we move forward with the butterfly reading garden. Both parties [...]

Preparing For Research/Analysis Presentation

This past weekend Studio V worked together to finalize the criteria for our research/analysis presentation today. After the Pot-Luck dinner on Thursday, we were able to acquire some important information that would further help us with our research and analysis. On Friday in the studio, we went over some important topics with Professor Pastre that [...]

First Community Potluck

Last night Studio V had the opportunity to attend the first community potluck of the year at the First African Evangel Christian, the church that coincides with the community build project that our studio is undertaking this semester.  It was a wonderful dinner that gathered community members, Enough Pie, and Studio V in a very [...]

STUDIO V – Spring 2018

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 [...]

Green Roof Design

The addition of a green roof to a building or structure can be beneficial in many ways. In large buildings in can help with cooling and heating, storm water management, and can even be used for urban agriculture. In smaller buildings green roofs are very aesthetically pleasing and though it may not help with storm [...]