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

Can We Build It? Yes We Can… At Least After These Designs Wrap Up

We are so unbelievably close to start building.  All we need to do is finalize a few of the designs, including the system that allows the wheels to lift up on the reception desk and the bar.  This will allow for diverse positions when it is needed and stability when it is in use.  Some of … Continue reading

Preparing for Review

Today we are working on having prices, materials, and construction details ready for review with Redux and the contractors that are currently working in the space. This past week has been used to figure out the construction details and exactly how the pieces will fit together. Some of the problems we worked out were a track … Continue reading

An Engineer and an Architect Walk into a Studio

This week has been important for us because we are starting to finally branch away from preliminary designs to finalized schemes that require information on hardware and materials.  We know what we want to do and how it will fit in the space.  The question is, how do we build it?  One important thing that … Continue reading

REnew… REfresh…

“REnew… REfresh…” these are the words on the current reception desk inside of REDUX, this idea is taking shape into the new design into the revised design, we are implementing after our review that took place Wednesday March 1st. Now we have three different movable wall that all do the same thing, but in much … Continue reading

Meeting Results

As some of you have seen in earlier blog post, we had a meeting with Redux today to discuss final designs or design ideas about the individual sections we focused on.  The feedback we got today was probably the most important we have gotten since it was actually on our finalized designs.  Also, in the … Continue reading