Are we going Green?

Hello gang, Since we have finished schematic reviews, it’s time to get down to nuts and bolts, almost. We have to carve everything down to one cohesive design, using the feedback from CPC and the City representatives, and one hinge point is really apparent. The decision overshadowing the whole conversation - are we using a [...]

A Lot of Moving Parts

Stone Garden | Coburg Rd. Architecture is all about meetings.  Meetings drive communication. communication provides feedback, and feedback informs design. Better design is achieved not by a studio or individual in isolation but as an engaged partnership with the community.  This has never held more true than the past few weeks in Architecture + Community [...]

Loose Ends

We're back from Spring Break with a lot to do before we start building. Last Friday, we realized that we still had a lot of loose ends with our design and our drawings. We decided to stay after studio to finalize our design and understand what we had to do over Spring Break. We developed [...]

Final Bolts and Knots

Wednesday, our studio headed upstate to Clemson and Greenville for both Solar Decathlon and Crop Stop Review. While a crew of people working on putting cabinetry for Solar Decathlon together, we had a “skeleton” crew go to Greenville doing the final touch on Crop Stop Kitchen porch. The biggest lesson or experience we learned from [...]

On The Road Again

As the tail end of the semester has gone, today marks yet another travel day up to Greenville/Clemson. This final trip from Charleston will be to finalized both the Solar D cabinets and the CropSTOP porch structure along with presenting and reviewing our work. The group will split up between the two sites to prepare [...]