What more can be said about this semester that hasn't already been discussed? It has been 3 months of hard, time consuming work. I sit here a senior of the Clemson School of Architecture, now in my last semester, and I can't count where the minutes went. I imagine most of it was somewhere between [...]
Smoke em’ if you got em’
Up until now studio V has been keeping pretty quiet on the actual design of the community garden pavilion on this blog. I think we all wanted to place the emphasis on process and then to have the last couple blog post dedicated to the "unveiling" of sorts. The last couple weeks, particularly the last [...]
Please Allow Us to Pique Your Interest
It all starts somewhere. For us that somewhere started with a few strings and a little orange paint to denote the area of our site. That's all it took for the community to take interest. By 9 AM on Monday morning the first visitor stopped by, Melvin. A man who had spent a large portion [...]
Are You Mocking Me?
Last night and this morning began with a night of building. We finally began constructing the mock-up. Yiwen and myself worked on building the post to girder to beam detail at 1:1. After a night of coordinating to buy a couple extra pieces: the corrugated roofing, hardware, and an extra piece of framing; we set [...]
“What is he building in there?!”
In Tom Wait's spoken word, he takes the perspective of a man who spends every night watching his neighbor, questioning his life style, questioning his morals. "What is he building in there? What the hell is he building in there?" As an onlooker, the man's mind begins to wonder and finally resolves itself to the [...]
The Slayer of Kings
This thing all things devours: Birds, beasts, trees, flowers; Gnaws iron, bites steel; Grinds hard stones to meal; Slays king, ruins town, And beats high mountain down. What would an architecture studio be like without some poor sap complaining about time? Irrelevant question, because that's never happened.With so little time and so much to do [...]
What is Comfort?
This question was proposed to us by Jim Martin last week and since then I've thought much about it. Not necessarily what is comfort in the terms of dimensions and what typically is recognized as ergonomically correct but how humans adjust to a situation to set up this criteria of comfort. As humans, we are [...]
What’s The Story Morning Glory?
With my first post I'm not particularly interested in rehashing today's events with you, or even my list of ideas, though that will eventually come with time. Right now I want to discuss the meaning of this project, what good will come from it, and who it affects, after all that's why five students have [...]