Progress

Today was a fun day for me because I got to finally get away from a computer and go out and put my hands on some tools.  We were able to finally get out to Redux and cut the scores in the concrete for the track systems to sit in.  We managed to get all … 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

We Judge Books By Their Covers

Almost every post I have done so far has been about Redux‘s image and perception by the public. The new building will be one the most popular street in Charleston, but in an area where they could be one of the most viewed building in its area. The building has been in place for over 70 … Continue reading

Goals, Goals, Goals

After the client meeting things have really started to speed up.  We are starting to hit hard on prioritizing and dissecting the information we received in the meeting.  The group prioritized what they client really wanted and also project ideas that would be ideal for our studio.  We also began to look at ways we … Continue reading

Design Charrette and Weighing Potential Projects

The past two weeks of the project have involved meeting with our client, researching potentially what we can do for them over the course of the semester, and presenting our preliminary findings from the past week. For the next week, we are to produce initial plans for what it is we could potentially do moving … Continue reading

Site Visits and Client Meetings

On Friday, January 20th, Professor Pastre set up a time for us to visit the site of the new REDUX contemporary art center on 1056 King Street.  Although the interior is unfinished and still under construction, you begin to see the influences of the architect, Augustus Constantine, commonly known as “Gus”.  The intricate brick work and … Continue reading

Working With Gus

Redux is embarking on a move that is going to change Charleston. They are creating an atmosphere for artistic ideas flow and a place for the greater artistic community of Charleston can have communal space. This community is progressive and will effect the surrounding neighborhood in a positive way. Redux is in a city that … Continue reading

Introduction to Redux

The first day of studio after all of the orientation, our group of three Landscape Architect students and five Architect students set off to the current location of Redux, an art center based in the heart of Charleston.  “Redux Contemporary Art Center is a nonprofit organization committed to fostering creativity and the cultivation of contemporary … Continue reading

Light at the End of the Tunnel

After working all weekend, we have made a lot of headway on the Vat Shack. Rafters are now up in place and are getting screwed in. The wood paneling for the siding has been cut. We have been making a lot of progress by spending 12 hours a day working! The walls have also been … Continue reading

Rafters Are Up

The Vat Shack is beginning to look like a shack, of sorts. After a week of visually “slow” progress, we’ve started installing the roof. We’re putting in the rafters by bolting them to the posts and nailing them to the ridge beam. We’re having difficulties running the bolts through the posts, but we’re getting it done. … Continue reading