What a weekend! Btw.. another young architect here!

So while everyone is enjoying a quiet Saturday and Sunday, sipping hot coffee on their front porches, looking into their gardens, with children playing around, people walking their dogs and more, Our studio is in full production mode, enjoying the humming of drilling machines and clincking of metal rebars. Its been a super productive weekend … Continue reading

A lot to do and a lot is done

Wednesday the 1st of November was a hectic day at school. We started off by discussing the Construction Documents which are a lot more comprehensive than last week. The redlines done within studio were completed and the set is now sent to John Moore, our structural engineer. He has been an amazing support for this project. … 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

Reflection and Carry on

Yesterday we have presented our first analysis research of the Medway Park with the Charleston Parks Conservancy. The presentation was more focus on the site analysis and precedent study of different parks, we also have presented four possible site strategy plans.  It was our first presentation of the semester and it was also my first time presenting … Continue reading

Visit at Magnolia Community Garden and Site visit at Medway Park at the beginning of 2017 Fall Semester

It was very excited to begin our first visit to the Design Built project we have done at Magnolia Community Garden and our new project site visit at Medway Park. We met with Harry Lesesne, Leslie Wade, and Jim Martin, who are the staff members from The Charleston Parks Conservancy. They gave us the tour and … Continue reading

End of the Semester

We have now officially completed our semester here in Charleston.  The design build had moments of difficulty, yet was full of reward.  We had some difficulties with the movable walls and the caster system that goes under the desk and bar.  The caster system was fixed and the casters are to be replaced and the … Continue reading

Time to Grind Things Out

Today, as well as the past few days we have been putting in a lot of extra hours to make sure that the project gets done before the due date.  Several of us have been meeting in the shop in the early hours of the morning and staying late after studio ends.  We don’t mind … Continue reading

Reinventing the wheel

Normally “reinventing the wheel” has a negative connotation with it, but we have been designing a better use of a caster wheel on a desk. Normally a caster wheel tends to have a swivel effect when locked on a desk. We didn’t want who ever is using the desk that we have been designing to … Continue reading

Progress

Today was a fun day for me because I got to finally get away from a computer and go out and put my hands on some tools.  We were able to finally get out to Redux and cut the scores in the concrete for the track systems to sit in.  We managed to get all … Continue reading

Floor Track System for Moving Walls

We have dedicated a lot of time to figuring how how we could guide these walls along the floor successfully.  We thought about different materials like plastic, metal and wood.  We had ideas about flanged wheels that could ride in a groove of some sort.  There was also the idea that we could cut a … Continue reading