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

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

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

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

UPDATE

This blog post is an update about the client meeting this past Friday.  All went very well and we had a very informative meeting.  For this meeting we met with the executive director and two other board members or Redux along with an architect on the job.  We presented a few ideas about each other … Continue reading

Following the Ten Commandments

The past couple of weeks have found us working hard since the last client meeting on February 6th.  After talking about priorities with REDUX, we’ve begun to hash out what we should focus on for the time that we have allotted to us, so that we can deliver on all fronts for a REDUX exhibition.  To … Continue reading

Charrettes & Gallery Visits

The last time that we met with REDUX was on the 23rd.  Since then, we have begun to single in on our ideas not only as individuals, but as a team.  In order to do this, we had to section off who was going to focus on each aspect of the project.  We also started organizing … Continue reading