The End Is Almost Here

Today is a big day. Today is the day the final major elements get completed. This week has been critical, as people have been working hard to get all elements left prepped and in place. Originally, Thursday the 25th was set to be the "shovels down" day. Unfortunately, that did not happen. As we have [...]

FINAL WEEK

This past weekend we made a great deal of progress on site. With all columns, beams, and rafters in place, the main structure was finally completed. This was an exciting moment as it gave us an actual sense of what the pavilion will be like, which is a bit larger than anticipated, but that was [...]

Vertical Garden Underway

While half of the team is on site working with columns and beams and getting them set in place, other members of the Studio V team are back at the shop preparing the vertical garden. The vertical garden is made up of steel angle frames along with wire mesh that will be welded together once [...]

And the Posts Go Up!

The weekend was a super productive one. The rafters were assembled after being cut to the right sizes, getting beautiful tapered ends and being treated with stain and epoxy. The columns were also cut, prepared and the went up Sunday afternoon: it was an all hands on deck kinda day. One of the biggest lessons [...]

But wait….where will they sit?

As you all know construction documents are in full swing and the team has dived straight into all the details of how our pavilion will come together. This is a crucial part of the design/build program and I, personally, am excited to learn about construction and how to create the details for these drawings. Along [...]

One studio. One project

We have finally come together as a united whole. Ryan modeled a compelling pavilion that blends the strengths of the four proposals we had for the previous presentation in terms of form, space, character, and sequence. We agreed to use this scheme as a base to develop the final design. This has given us a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Weekend Grind

After we got our hands dirty and helped paint the mural at First Evangelical we headed back to studio to brainstorm and move forward with our design. We met and had a brainstorming session to come up with idea on how to move forward with the design. From that Friday each member chose an idea [...]