Progression

As the days go on, we are making steady progress. Our design is continuing to change as we build models and create construction documents. This is a good thing because we are starting to really grasp what will and will not work and we are tailoring the fine details to our clients needs. Since Friday … Continue reading

It’s Really Happening!

For the past few weeks, Studio V, has bee hard at work refining and solidifying our overall concept for the Butterfly Book Nook. From out last meeting with Enough Pie and members from the Dart Library, we were able to see what ideas were working and those that were not. From there we waddled over … Continue reading

Meeting With Structural Engineer & Storage Options

Yesterday we met with John the Structural Engineer that we will be working with throughout the construction of the shaded structure. This meeting was critical because this is the time that we discussed our ideas as far as what the structure would look like and how we think it would be constructed. After we presented … Continue reading

An Uphill Battle

Meeting all of the needs and wants of clients, compromising, time constraints, financial limitation, due dates; these represent an unfavorably sloped hill. Coming up with a structure or landscape design that is fitting for your site, is the large boulder in that the designer pushes up the steep hill. The designer is Sisyphus. Despite things seeming … Continue reading

Materials and Final Details

After meeting with Enough Pie and the First African Evangelical Church on Tuesday we gained some new perspectives and ideas on our shade pavilion design. We have decided that we are going to use an aluminum composite material (ACM) for the roofing of the structure. There were a few concerns from our clients on this … Continue reading

Meetings, Ideas and Pushing Forward

Yesterday Enough Pie held a potluck at First African Evangelical Church to discuss how we were moving forward with the project, as well as open up for questions and new ideas. From our review on Monday, we were tasked with improving our design, we were faced with improving the pitch of the roof and implementing … Continue reading

Time to hit the nail on the head

Good morning everyone as Frenchie mentioned Clemson basketball did move up in the poll to 11th in the AP poll! But not to much on that subject. We did have our final initial design review with our client Enough Pie yesterday. We had a larger crowd come out to help us narrow these ideas down … Continue reading

Ain’t no rest for the wicked…

It’s 2 o’clock and all is well! While town criers are out of fashion in this day and age, this is the message that one would convey about Studio V. Today we all worked late into the night to put the finishing touches on the presentation of our final design to our clients and city … Continue reading

Post & Beam Systems

As stated in the previous blog post we have decided on a kite-like shape for the roof of the shaded structure. In addition, we have been working on different variations of how we can arrange the post and beams that would support the roof. Since the shape of the roof is not a typical square … Continue reading

The Final Design

We are very quickly moving through iterations of our final design in order to have  the best idea to present to our clients in our final review on Monday, and the community on Tuesday.  We have pushed through multiple ideas and through endless tweaking we have settled as a group on a final kite like … Continue reading