Time to Grind Things Out

Today, as well as the past few days we have been putting in a lot of extra hours to make sure that the project gets done before the due date.  Several of us have been meeting in the shop in the early hours of the morning and staying late after studio ends.  We don’t mind … Continue reading

Reinventing the wheel

Normally “reinventing the wheel” has a negative connotation with it, but we have been designing a better use of a caster wheel on a desk. Normally a caster wheel tends to have a swivel effect when locked on a desk. We didn’t want who ever is using the desk that we have been designing to … Continue reading

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

UPDATE

This blog post is an update about the client meeting this past Friday.  All went very well and we had a very informative meeting.  For this meeting we met with the executive director and two other board members or Redux along with an architect on the job.  We presented a few ideas about each other … Continue reading

Braking Down the Design

This week at the CAC.C studio V has been designing and preparing for a review we are going to have with Redux (our client), the intended purpose of this review is to show them the basic idea of the design we are going trying pursue. So we have partitioned the work load and  every student … 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

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

MATERIALS MATERIALS MATERIALS

    As more materials come in, we get them ready to use on the Vat Shack. Yesterday Courtney and I finished getting the nails out of the wood siding so we can prepare them to be attached to the shack for the siding. After getting the nails out we sanded them down a little … Continue reading