Potatoes Taste Like Pancakes

  Ladies and Gentleman, here we are! Our first review.  Today we will be sitting down with our clients and team members to discuss the research that the students have done so far.  While we have not yet moved into conceptual design, today’s discussion will be vital to understanding the interests of our client and … Continue reading

Setting our sites

Research week is moving fast and going well in Studio V. I find that, as a class, we are increasingly interested in the human scale and touch. This may seem obvious and many may think scale comes naturally in the design process, but it is something that designers always strive for; how people interact with … Continue reading

The Search Continues…

This past Monday we hit the ground running doing some background research and precedent studies, trying to better understand the project itself, the culture of the area, and our limitations and opportunities.  As part of this research, a group of us decided to take a trip down 17 N in northern Mount Pleasant to study … Continue reading

A (Brain)Storms a-Brewin’ … I Search, You Search, We All … Research.

After a great first visit to the site, and exciting conversations with our client, we started an official kick-off for this project and hit the ground running. Yesterday our studio class period was dedicated to an intense brainstorming session. We discussed areas of the project that would need further background research, such as: John’s Island/Kiawah … Continue reading

First Week’s Site Visit: Into the Kiawah Island

This semester, a team of nine students would participate in this brand-new project in Kiawah island under the guidance of Professor David Pastre. The team consists of six grad students and three undergrad students. All of us are pretty interested in this design-build project and looking forward to the new start. At the beginning of … Continue reading

STUDIO V – Fall 2018

Welcome to the CAC.C Studio V blog. This blog will be updated daily by the students and professor of Studio V as a way to document our design/build process, and keep all those who may be interested in our progress of the semester’s project informed. Small buildings have always had a particular appeal. Micro works … Continue reading