Each Passing Day

With each passing day we continue to gain momentum on the Vat Shack. There is welding that keeps going on, and angle grinding that is still happening everyday.Every day we have at least one part of the Shack that gets finished and put on the trailer. Little by little the Vat Shack progressively is getting [...]

Rolling with the Punches

As we move along through this process of building the Indigo Vat Shack we are starting to realize just how far we have come since the beginning stages of designing three months ago. Suddenly, this structure we have been designing is starting to take shape and we are a little over two weeks from the [...]

Just Your Average Trailer Breakdown

As mentioned in the last post because of the rain we were unable to work on the metal framing of the trailer, however, today was extremely productive. We cut through the sides of the trailer with the portable bandsaw, as you can see in the featured image when clicking on the blog. Also, being done [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]

Hammering and Helpful Advice

Yesterday was the beginning of our work on the physical Indigo Vat Shack. Studio will now take place at the wood shop rather than the Clemson Architecture Center in Charleston in order to have our trailer nearby while we finish work on the details of the shack and begin the long task of construction documents. [...]


  Having 7 individuals with different design mentalities converge as one to form a large group after working in small groups is tough task. But after working in small groups having all 7 of us together will equal an exciting design phase as we normally don’t work in groups of more than 4 people. As [...]

SIMPLIFYING the possibilities

After an enlightening academic review with our professor David Pastre and Studio U's professor Ray Huff, each of the 3 groups will move forward in perfecting their designs. Each of the 3 designs offer a unique experience as well as different solutions to the issues the Indigo Vat Shack faces. The biggest critique in our [...]


Our second review is tomorrow and we are in design mode as we work to hone our ideas and have them be more concrete and pragmatic. Before, we were in the beginning stages and weren’t really focused on the small details, but we are now at the stage where we need to be as detailed [...]

First Client Review

We had our first of three client design reviews today, and it looks like a great start to furthering our designs. Enough Pie and Kevan Hoertdoerfer joined us to provide excellent feedback on how to improve our designs for the next step in the design process. We began by pinning up our boards, and all seven of us told [...]