Today marks the day of our group design review with Greenheart, the Parks Conservancy, and the City of Charleston for a community garden at Singleton Park. The studio has been diligently working on models and drawings all week in groups of three to present five different schemes to these partners. It’s safe to say that [...]
Today was another day progressing our designs for our next meeting with our stakeholders, but much of what was started on today were physical models. Physical models are key tools in quickly communicating a design idea to others - sometimes in a simplicity that can't be captured by a computer program. As has been done [...]
Making the Most Before Midterms
Midterms are fast approaching and we are gearing up for our small group design presentations! Everyone's been working very hard leading up to this Friday where we will present our small group iterations to Green Heart and Meeting St Academy to receive feedback. Before we all set into our final stretch for the presentations, we [...]
Take a Look, It’s in a Book….
If you have ever watched the hit PBS Kids show "Reading Rainbow" as a child, adolescent, teen, really at any age, then you have heard the words of this post's title sung (I personally like Chaka Khan's version of it, but that's neither here nor there). Anyway, we have been spending the last four or [...]
Draw, Design, Iterate…Repeat!
As small group design continues, my group assessed what each of our designs had in common and decided to have another round of individual design this week to incorporate the features from each of our projects that we want to move forward with. Today we came together and worked to create a final scheme that [...]
Small Group Design
After sharing our individual designs with stakeholders last Friday, we have been split into small groups to further the design process. Some groups are choosing to implement characteristics from their original garden designs while others are choosing to create something completely new. For the next 2 weeks we are planning to draw schematics and figure [...]
UP WE GO!
To recap, last Friday we held our first design review with some of the stakeholders for the Singleton Park Project where each student presented their individual designs for the park. It was fun seeing everyone's work and it was very informative to hear feedback from the stakeholders on what worked and what did not. After [...]
Gherkin Hard or Hardly Gherkin
This week heads are down as we focus on our Individual design review coming up this Friday. For this review there are three main concept of placements of the pavilion: 1.) A centrally located main pavilion 2.) A main pavilion located on the top corners of the site 3.) Multiple locations of small structures (Above [...]
After many weeks of group-centered projects and activities - spring cleaning, PLI preparations, site research – we have split off to generate fifteen different schemes to show the committee at next Friday’s review. Today marks the approximate halfway point of our individual design for a new community garden located in Singleton Park. At next week’s [...]
On the Boards..
This week we started on our design process for Singleton Park's garden! We were all excited to get into the weeds of it, and we had our first meetings with Prof. Pastre today on our work so far. We all were randomly assigned different "Site Approaches" which delineated generally where the main gathering space and [...]