Setting Records

Studio V had a very successful weekend in Greenville and Clemson, and got a lot of work accomplished. Friday morning we unloaded the half of the crop stop that we have had in Charleston in Greenville in a total of 45 minutes! With that record timing we took off for Clemson to deconstruct the other [...]

Learning by Doing

As was mentioned in the previous post, the most feedback we received from our mock up review was about the brackets.  We most definitely learned a tremendous amount by actually building the brackets for the mock-up, rather than looking at them on the computer or in sketches.  We have two different bracket constructions: one will [...]

Lessons Learned

Since we have been back in Charleston, we have had a few days to reflect on our experience with the Solar Decathlon build and keep up with their progress via the live webcam.  One observation that I found very important to the success of Indigo Pine, was how easy it was to collaborate on the [...]

Clemson, here we come!

We are making sure everything in Charleston is good to go before we head to Clemson for five days to help with the Solar Decathlon build.  Before we head out of town, we are correcting the construction documents with the comments from the engineer, as well as creating cut files for the pieces that need [...]

Team Work!

As you know, we have been hard at work on our construction document set for Crop Stop 2 that will hopefully be sent to the engineer by tomorrow.  Through this trial and error process, we have definitely learned a tremendous amount.  Everyone in Studio V this semester is in undergrad, and none of us have [...]

Design Phase

Today marks the first day of the design phase of Crop Stop 2!  However, just because we are now working on Crop Stop 2 doesn't mean Crop Stop 1 is forgotten about.  Professor Pastre reminded us that in any design or construction job, it is typical to work on more than one project at a [...]

Framing a View

While half of the studio has been building the freezer door, as talked about in the last post, the other half of us (aka the girls) have started work on the casing for the windows of Crop Stop 1. First, taking dimensions of all the window and door openings, and then sorting through the wood [...]

Long Weekend = First Night in Studio

We may have not had school for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, but that doesn't mean we weren't hard at work.  After a week and a half of getting familiar with and working on Crop Stop 1 on John's Island, it came time to familiarize ourselves with Crop Stop 2 from Greenville.  This weekend, the kitchen portion of [...]