It’s Hammer Time!!

That’s right!! Grab your pry bars, long handled sledges, steel toed boots, because it’s demo time! Tomorrow, Studio V will be on site to demolish the existing pavilion to make room for our new design. In addition, we are going to be submitting our construction documents (CD) set for approval on Monday. Things are really … Continue reading

Ain’t no rest for the wicked…

It’s 2 o’clock and all is well! While town criers are out of fashion in this day and age, this is the message that one would convey about Studio V. Today we all worked late into the night to put the finishing touches on the presentation of our final design to our clients and city … Continue reading

Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle

This is the city: Charleston, South Carolina. I work here. I carry a T-Square. It was Thursday, February 2; it was cool in Charleston. We were working the day watch out of the cigar factory, the boss was Professor Pastre. My partners are Austin, Christian, Lucas, Madison, Stan and Troy. My name’s Frenchie. Today we … Continue reading

STUDIO V – Spring 2018

Small buildings have always had a particular appeal. Micro works of architecture inspire an enduring charm that exceeds their function, even if that function is to be a pleasing decoration in the landscape. There are a variety of reasons for our infatuation with little forms. The miniaturization of architecture reduces it to a human scale … Continue reading

Hardwork is paying off!

With the ongoing painting machine, we were also simultaneously working all the pieces for the roof and columns. We have made incredible progress from trying to understand how to draw and measure the roof pieces to have them finally ready and figured out. The storage unit is also all cut and primed for the color … 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

The almost final design.skp

After having more than 8 iterations of the design, we seem to finally steer ourselves into a design idea which we all support and are looking forward to tackling in the upcoming Construction Drawing set. Collaboration and leadership have gone hand in hand this week. It’s not been the easiest week but the result is better … Continue reading

Reflection and Carry on

Yesterday we have presented our first analysis research of the Medway Park with the Charleston Parks Conservancy. The presentation was more focus on the site analysis and precedent study of different parks, we also have presented four possible site strategy plans.  It was our first presentation of the semester and it was also my first time presenting … Continue reading

The Path to a Master Plan

On Friday we presented our ideas about the Medway Park project. We had to present both a conservative and a unconventional approach for the master plan. The 12 of us have different inputs regarding the master plan for the park. A quick glance was enough to notice how many similarities were within all those proposals, although … Continue reading

Visit at Magnolia Community Garden and Site visit at Medway Park at the beginning of 2017 Fall Semester

It was very excited to begin our first visit to the Design Built project we have done at Magnolia Community Garden and our new project site visit at Medway Park. We met with Harry Lesesne, Leslie Wade, and Jim Martin, who are the staff members from The Charleston Parks Conservancy. They gave us the tour and … Continue reading