The studio was once again split up into smaller teams to finish us the semester. A small group of the Crop Stop team went to Greenville to finishing up the build. The remainder of the studio stayed in Charleston, one half doing construction drawings and worked on the mock up, and the other half hashing out [...]

Switching Gears

In the past few months, Crop Stop has always been firing on the front burner while Solar D sat on the back burner. Now with our porch almost completed in Greenville, Studio V is switching gears. We had our first studio meeting about where we stood with the Solar D cabinet design that also has to be built by [...]

Bug Spray And Weeds

This weekend, Studio V began its first construction mock and building assembly to figure out design details and construction methods. We needed to test out all the kinks in the design and practice putting materials together in order to improve efficiency before we go to Greenville and build our final structure. For our mock assembly, [...]

Coming Together

After both studio groups presented our ideas, we have consolidated the two proposals and are now working on one design.  Kathy Calvin, the President and CEO of United Nations Foundation once said, “ There is power in individuals, and now we’re learning there is power in individuals coming together.”After agreeing  on a simplified floor plan, [...]

The Big Picture

  The studio has broken up into six groups of twos to start designing for our assigned regions.  My partner Alex and I are designing for the Heartland Region, which spans Massachusetts, Nevada, and Oregon. Because this region contains the most diverse terrain and climate of any US region, we struggled to find a site [...]