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 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 with which we can interact more readily.  We are also drawn by the intricacy of their conception and detail by the fact that smaller buildings usually possess a more tactile quality than constructions of a larger scale. The concise purpose of these structures; that they address a single function, simple use, or even a purely aesthetic aim, makes them intellectually as well as physically accessible.

This Fall the studio is devoted to the execution of one project- researching and designing open air retail stands for the Farmstead, which acts as a Gateway to the new Kiawah River development. The Farmstead is going to give Johns Island residents the opportunity to buy locally grown produce, while a gourmet market, being designed by Reggie Gibson Architects will provide freshly baked delicacies. The process will include, but is not limited to:

• Prepare interpretative analysis of the subject “site”
• Prepare existing conditions documents
• Review regulatory requirements
• Analyze site and site context
• Conduct precedents research
• Review proposed program narrative
• Develop assessment of project issues
• Prepare a series of design principles and/or strategies
• Conduct programming/design workshops
• Prepare conceptual strategies/proposals
• Present the designs before the Kiawah River Development group and its partners
• Prepare a full set of construction documents for approval by the Charleston County
office of building inspections
• Fabricate and install the approved design on site
• Prepare final bound documentation of all work completed during the semester

1 Comment

  1. Looking forward to following along with another great C.A.C.C. Studio V project. Once again, you’ve found a compelling community partnership to facilitate an impactful intervention. The “small buildings” paragraph is just as good as the first time… never gets old!

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