On Drawing – Thoughts, Theory

Paper and organic pumpkins, 2017 Craft Credit: (L) Lynn Wg and (R) Tyler McKenzie Hope y’all had a great Halloween and got to go Trick-or-Treating!  The weather has been colder the last few days, time to pull out the sweaters and jackets for the final arrival of fall in Charleston! The last two weeks I … Continue reading

HAPPY HALLOWEEN 🎃👻

Over the weekend, Ailed, Yage and I had mock-up one of the five benches on the north side of our pavilion. We did the bottom portion of the bench and the bench composed by the two 2×6 supports, fourteen 2×4 seating slats with 1/2″ spacing. The mock-up was very helpful, we had people sitting on … Continue reading

Pythagoras, my hero

This weekend was a long one. We’re nearly done with our CDs and about ready to start the mockup. On Saturday, Katie, Perry, and I went to the site to take out a portion of the community garden fence and mark out the extents of our concrete slab. Armed with 3 tape measures and a … Continue reading

Almost Done with Steel Framing

After classes yesterday, we met up at the shop to work on the project. Yesterday we put in the two ridge beam posts and started putting in the ties that connect the two ridge beam posts to the rest of the framing at the top of the structure. It involved a lot of checking and … Continue reading

LET THE DISASSEMBLY BEGIN

Over the weekend we were shown how to use a plasma cutter in order to remove the pieces we don’t need on the trailer and start building on top of it. It rained on us Sunday so we couldn’t dive into it as we planned, but today we will be getting to work on the … Continue reading

Loose Ends

We’re back from Spring Break with a lot to do before we start building. Last Friday, we realized that we still had a lot of loose ends with our design and our drawings. We decided to stay after studio to finalize our design and understand what we had to do over Spring Break. We developed … Continue reading

T-2

Yesterday, Enough Pie visited us at the wood shop to see how the construction documents were coming. In addition to the construction documents, we also presented the mock ups of the trailer details we had shown. Our papers are now completely covered in red, and we will be working to fix them for Friday when Kevan Hoertdoerfer stops … Continue reading

THE ROAD TO CONSTRUCTION

Today we will meet with Enough Pie and Architect Kevan Hoertdoerfer to show them the mock ups and construction documents we’ve been working hard on for the past week. We’ll be able to show them at a smaller scale how things connect and how they will open & close. This is a great opportunity for … Continue reading

Down To The Wire

Finalizing our plans and details is what Studio V is up to. We have been working on our construction documents for the past week and after knocking out all the necessary details Tuesday night, down to the exact measurements of the materials needed, we are about ready to start fabricating! As it has been said, … Continue reading

Beginning Detail Mock-Ups

Our new home, the workshop. Yesterday in studio, we talked about the details we worked on the night before. We sat down with Professor Pastre and discussed what was working and what needed to be changed. Through talking it out with Professor Pastre, we were able to find potential complications with our designs, but at … Continue reading