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

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

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

The helping hand

Today or rather this afternoon we start off our day by helping Enough Pie with assistance by a artist from redux at the site to paint the mural. As my good friend Kevin mentioned in his post this is a great opportunity for us as a studio not just to help our client but to … 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

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

Just a Studio Full of Models

On Wednesday, March 1st, we have one of the most important meetings with REDUX to date.  We have now begun to finalize our designs to a point that we might actually get to start on the construction documents and obtaining the materials needed for the build.  The reason why this meeting is so important is that we need … Continue reading

We Judge Books By Their Covers

Almost every post I have done so far has been about Redux‘s image and perception by the public. The new building will be one the most popular street in Charleston, but in an area where they could be one of the most viewed building in its area. The building has been in place for over 70 … Continue reading

Narrowing The Design

After our meeting with Redux this past Friday we were able to use their feedback to guide our design processes over the weekend. This enabled us to come to studio today prepared and ready to move forward in our designs. We used today mainly as a workday for everyone to dive deeper into their designs … Continue reading