Hasta La Vista!

Final Review-As Nicole posted, we had our final review on Monday. Everyone worried about the weather that day morning, however, the weather had miraculously turned fine in the afternoon. The logo, which designed by Professor Pastre’s wife, Amy, makes the whole shed cute and shiny with recognition. Review went through fairly smoothly and easily. People [...]

It is coming together!

ON Site-For this long weekend, Studio Vs keep working on site, Sweetgrass Farm. I am pretty sure that this experience would be my unique memory as a treasure. We had barbecue and nap there with cocks crowing and dogs barking.Foundation-Making sure of laying foundations on the right position and level is not easy.Deck-We had Studio [...]

7 Eleven Woodshop

Steel Plate-Finally I finish my drilling hole misson! My name maybe changed to ARMstrong right now after doing 2-day metal work. So does dear Professor Pastre think. It seems that those templates really work. Moving-Dealing both side of the wall and decking, we always need FLIP OVER. Sometimes it is extremely heavy so we need [...]

Designers, Workers, Farmers

As previous blogs shown, we’ve already started building our GAP shed. It is definitely an amazing experience being involved within both design and build. Sliding Door- Once getting into build process, another level much more precise and practical , more details need to be figured out. We updates the sliding door details on look from [...]

We Are Moving On!

As what the case used to be , I continued to be in charge of the Cooler. I have been trying to figure out how to build in a reasonable way based on detail research. FRP-We use wood frame + FRP sandwich wall system, window frame and owner-built insulated door. Based on the basic diagram [...]


Final Conceptual Review –Of course, it was the most relaxing weekend ever I had! As a group we smoothly finished our conceptual design of GAP SHED, but it is just at the mid-point for Studio V-design and built. There were full of VIPs in that small meeting room on last Friday , leaving us tons [...]

On The Way

http://www.rosebankfarms.com/ Rosebank ---- To get experience through the practice, on-the-spot investigation and case study are always shortcut for architects. So we visit Rosebank this afternoon to learn some ideas about a certificated GAP shed, actually I wish I could have done this field trip at the beginning of this semester. FloorPlan----Nicole’s plan combines modular and [...]

Teamwork Together

Individual Design Presentation-It was a market of ideas. I focused on creating green space, linking three components function separately, which also bring landscape close to people in the shed. However, My design had been thought as being romantic rather than reality. I feel like I still got a lot to learn from the studio design [...]


Presentation - Great meeting for our clients and us last Friday,  full of communication there, during which we did great reporting our intense in-depth research. Lots of customer preferences feedback helps me to revise data to adapt to specific cases, and move forward to individual design. Goals- In terms of solving problem once and for all, [...]

Summative statement

ME-Finally it’s my turn! By following the name acronyms sort, I will always be the last one, both in CHINA, and in US. CHARLESTON-Church, Horse, Art gallery, Restaurants, Local building patterns, Expensive, Seascape, Transpotation, Oysters, North Market Street, 10 impressive aspects consists of my definition about Charleston. CAC.C- I would never forget the unique experience, [...]