Charette Time

Today in studio we narrowed down ideas even more since the last meeting with the folks at Redux.  We took their responses and narrowed down our focus into five sections.  These five sections we narrowed down to are moveable walls, reception desk, bar, stage and outside signage.  The way we did this is we would [...]

Each Passing Day

With each passing day we continue to gain momentum on the Vat Shack. There is welding that keeps going on, and angle grinding that is still happening everyday.Every day we have at least one part of the Shack that gets finished and put on the trailer. Little by little the Vat Shack progressively is getting [...]

Rolling with the Punches

As we move along through this process of building the Indigo Vat Shack we are starting to realize just how far we have come since the beginning stages of designing three months ago. Suddenly, this structure we have been designing is starting to take shape and we are a little over two weeks from the [...]

Just Your Average Trailer Breakdown

As mentioned in the last post because of the rain we were unable to work on the metal framing of the trailer, however, today was extremely productive. We cut through the sides of the trailer with the portable bandsaw, as you can see in the featured image when clicking on the blog. Also, being done [...]

Hammering and Helpful Advice

Yesterday was the beginning of our work on the physical Indigo Vat Shack. Studio will now take place at the wood shop rather than the Clemson Architecture Center in Charleston in order to have our trailer nearby while we finish work on the details of the shack and begin the long task of construction documents. [...]

Executing The Details

As a 7 member team, we are all hands on deck as we finalize the Indigo Vat Shack designs. After much hard work and collaboration, we have finished up the layout of the Vat Shack. Our main design concept is a system of layers. This concept will help inform us in figuring out the details, such [...]

Field Trip!

Today we're taking a field trip to Savannah, Georgia. However, it's not for the Vat Shack project. It's for Jim Thomas's History of Place class. The field trip will take all day so our studio class for today is cancelled. I think we are all excited about this trip and are looking forward to exploring the [...]

Preparations Abound

It is currently one in the morning and Studio V is preparing for our academic review with Professors Pastre and Huff. The concentration on the faces here at the CAC.C are pretty laughable at the moment, but that could just be my lack of sleep seeping out. We have the beginnings of models, CAD and Rhino [...]

First Client Review

We had our first of three client design reviews today, and it looks like a great start to furthering our designs. Enough Pie and Kevan Hoertdoerfer joined us to provide excellent feedback on how to improve our designs for the next step in the design process. We began by pinning up our boards, and all seven of us told [...]

Unfolding Our Ideas

Right now in the designing of the Indigo Vat Shack, we are all working hard to create as many ideas as possible. We are sketching and researching ways the shack can expand, collapse, open and unfold. Though many of the ideas we may come up with are implausible  for our type of project, they can [...]