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

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

It’s Crunch Time

This week has been all about putting everyones ideas together and forming the one final design that we will present on this coming Monday the 12th. We met on Sunday and discussed several elements that we all agreed on that should be included in the design such as the placement of the structure and and … Continue reading

Collaborative

We had completed our individual design stage last Wednesday at the presentation with Enough Pie. We took the best aspects from each design and as a team we are moving forward trying to discover the optimal design as teams. This Sunday, before Super Bowl  LII, we had a meeting discussing aspects of our individual design … Continue reading

Moving Forward

Yesterday, January 31st, the class presented our individual designs to our clients Enough Pie and the First African Evangelical Christian Church and also a representative from Remark, the landscape architects working on the project. At the conclusion of our presentations we went through and collectively pointed out the pros and cons of each individual project. … Continue reading

Ain’t no Cure for the Wintertime Blues?

Goooooood Morning Charlestooooooon! Today is January 23, but the weather is a balmy 70º and sunny.  While hardly expected in January, today’s weather perfectly expresses the mood of Studio V. Yesterday, we met with our client, Enough Pie, to help build rapport and trust as we move forward with the butterfly reading garden. Both parties … Continue reading

Paint, Paint, Paint…

  On Tuesday, we had placed all the 4×4 columns in the piers and most of the 2×6 next to the columns. During the installation process, we had to use two ladders per each column, cause all the woods that we are using were not straight, and some of them were bowed,  some were kinked. In … Continue reading