Values and Form

Lynn described in the previous post about breaking down after individual designs into teams of three students into a group, and today I was reminded of the struggle of sharing and blending both values/goals and individual forms.  I’m working along with Juhee and Yage , and we’ve been coined as the “BIG small,” team.  ‘BIG … Continue reading

Small Group Discussion

During the class meeting on Friday, we have discussed the common ideas between all the projects and the main theme for each four groups. All of us had talked about the things we liked or the things might work on each individual project. After the meeting, we have separated into small groups and talked about what … Continue reading

Picking up the pace

After our presentation on Wednesday, we were organized into four groups of three members in order to combine and refine our concepts and come up with four designs for the next review (September 29). Each group has its own specific design focus: Roofs, Entry sequence, Site/Big and small, and Playful/”Sexy” (not my choice of word). … Continue reading

Individual Design Presentation

Yesterday was a big turning point for our studio as we presented our individual designs to Dave and to nine members of the Charleston Parks Conservancy. The day was especially busy for myself because I was tasked with putting together everyone’s work into a clearly formatted and easy to navigate presentation. The presentation went well … Continue reading

Steps towards progress

As the individual work phase is coming to an end, strenuous work is ever-present. Tomorrow, we will be presenting our individual ideas showcasing a wide variety of formal approaches for the site and future structure. Last night was a mix of site plans, sections, views, and to make it even more interesting, a little of … Continue reading

Individual Design Concept Development

Over the weekend I created a model (pictured above) to help myself understand the mass, scale, and space of the design I am developing. It is a single bar with evenly spaced structural bays, anchored at both ends by monolithic, orthogonal storage buildings. The structural bays are what you see modeled in wood. These are … Continue reading

Flying Solo

Now that things are back to normal after the hurricane, we have been working individually on developing schemes for a master plan of Medway Park as well as ideas for some sort of structure that we’ll eventually build at the end of the semester. The structure includes a shading element and/or storage for the community … Continue reading

A Community Garden can do more

A community garden can do more in a city. Today I am going to introduce a community garden done by American landscape architect Heather Ring who has transformed a disused site in Bankside, London, into a public garden with the introduction of apple trees, allotments, a timber pavilion, and a table-tennis table in a skip. … Continue reading

Open (Hurricane) Season

Order has been restored and everyone is back in Charleston after many of us evacuated the area as Irma passed through. Thankfully from what I have seen, the damage in Charleston was minimal and the floodwater has subsided. We had a few unexpected days off from class and studio. The individual design reviews that were … Continue reading

Delayed, but Eager

Irma really through a curve-ball at us over the past week. With us evacuating the city and preparing for the worst, our individual design presentations have been pushed back a week to Wednesday, September 20th. Many of us fled to Clemson, some to Atlanta, and others to Athens, but we all at least had the … Continue reading