Home Field [Dis]Advantage

Business as Unusual To our dismay, the physical presence of being in Studio V ended prematurely. Ahead of leaving for home for spring break I was optimistic that we would be back in the C.DCC within a matter of 2 weeks. Its been over a month since I've been back and I only packed one pair [...]

All Aboard…

...this choo choo train because it's time to choo choo choose some materials so that we can lock down the connecting details of our designs this week! In short, this week will be a bit of a grind, both groups are progressing well towards an end goal, but we have much to do when it [...]

Well Well Weld

Know Your Material As designers, we often get into the habit of conceptualizing ideas that are.... well, ideal. So when it comes to the process of grounding them in reality, many of us tend to get a little frustrated. It is easy to say "just hand it off to the engineers and let them see our [...]

The Greatest Common Factor

Our final concept design presentation is in the books! After more than a week of concerted effort, shared agony, and general lack of sleep... I feel like what we were able to share with our audience was a successful start to a great project. As the nerves wore off from presenting our ideas to a [...]

First Impressions

Breaking the Ice There is always that pressure to make a good first impression when meeting someone new. It is not as bad knowing that the Charleston Parks Conservancy has had a long and fruitful relationship with Pastre and Studio V students in the past. However, us Spring 2020 students are the new kids at [...]

What’s this all about?

Our studio has gotten a good idea of the standard that we are going to be held to. As mentioned in previous posts, we have researched and provided maintenance to many past projects. Now as we look forward to this semesters challenge we need to understand the context. Context and background information are key to [...]

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 [...]