“Make Every Detail Perfect and Limit the Number of Details to Perfect”…

While most of our classmates are dedicating time to the fabrication of our design, some of us are behind the scenes, making all of the construction documents that are being used by the fabrication team. It is important to have an accurate set of drawings as we begin construction, but these drawings will also be … Continue reading

Keeping Good Pace

Throughout the weekend, most of our team took turn to work in the metal shop, the rest of us was working upstairs to finish up the construction documents and pricing. We cut steel for the door frame and grinded the steel bar and then welded each bar together. As a member of the metal shop … Continue reading

Production Weekend

On Friday, we talk about the production calendar in the studio. Try to make clear what we need do during the weekend. And we have a big update for the roof material. We will use the cedar roof for our building. That means we need re-work on the roof design. The cedar roof will take … Continue reading

In the Swing of Things

As previously stated, we are now getting to the point where we’re not only working in the shop consistently, but we’re starting to mass-produce things. This would entail all the things such as jigs and an efficient division of labor as people are occupying the shop in an assembly-line manner. When we get back to … Continue reading

Getting Back TO IT

Fall Break was great, we all got to spend some down time after a busy semester, and just have a breather and hang out. See family and be non-architecture students. However Wednesday the 7th was nothing like fall break. We got right back into it. We first sat down and had a discussion regarding the … Continue reading

We’re back!

Its been rather quite on the Studio V blog post for the past few days. No,we didn’t give up on the project and decide to go home (although some people did go home) but what actually happened was Fall Break! We had a lovely few days off from school so some people traveled, others went … Continue reading

Structural Strikes Again…

Well it happened…structure.  Never fun when the nuts and bolts of a thing start getting in the way of each other, but that’s what we had happen here.  First, let’s back up.  This week has been going very well.  Our crew has been trucking along on mock-ups, CDs, and material research.  Unfortunately, things can’t go … Continue reading

Quiet Nights

They are here. Always. They usually don’t bother me, but the lights are always on. I wish it was darker sometimes. I have gotten to know them pretty well. They can’t see me, and I know that sounds creepy, but I’m not here to hurt them. I just like to watch them work, their drawings … Continue reading

Trick or Truss!

Happy Halloween!  This past weekend we worked on several different mock ups. Yesterday you got to read some about the doors, and today I will talk about the trusses.  There has been a lot of back and forth with these trusses.  We have talked about how it should be configured, whether there should be only … Continue reading

Halloween is Almost Here and Things Are Getting Spooky in the Woodshop…

Today in studio, we took a look at the mock-ups that the team made over the weekend. We started off with a discussion about the door: overall size & weight, slat size, slat spacing, number of slats, metal framing, & weld quality. We then tested the door with a light behind it to see how … Continue reading