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.
STUDIO V focuses on architecture and tectonics, particularly the relationship between design and building. STUDIO V will emulate practice in that, unlike standard academic exercises, students will not always work in isolation on hypothetical situations. We will work often in collaboration. The studio will offer an approach to design informed by how something is assembled and the materials from which it is made. The studio will employ craft in the execution of the work, which will require patience, planning, understanding tolerance in materials and tools, testing and mock-ups, and the working with the limits and capabilities of tools and materials.
This Spring the studio is devoted to the execution of one project: Providing research, design development, mock-ups and prototypes, construction documents and finished built-in pieces for Charleston’s contemporary art center REDUX. The Redux Contemporary Art Center is a nonprofit organization committed to fostering creativity and the cultivation of contemporary art through diverse exhibitions, subsidized studio space for visual artists, meaningful education programs, and a multidisciplinary approach to the dialogue between artists and their audiences. REDUX offers free year round art exhibitions, artist and curator lecture series, and film screenings, while educating art patrons of all ages through fine art classes and workshops, community outreach, and internship opportunities. REDUX is instrumental in presenting new artists to our community through our artist-in-residency program, and our many artist and music performances. REDUX also Offers affordable studios for emerging local artists which is also central to their mission. As of April of 2017, Redux, will be moved to 1056 King Street, which is where we come in…