A lot to do and a lot is done

Wednesday the 1st of November was a hectic day at school. We started off by discussing the Construction Documents which are a lot more comprehensive than last week. The redlines done within studio were completed and the set is now sent to John Moore, our structural engineer. He has been an amazing support for this project. … Continue reading

Meeting John Moore

On Wednesday, after a nice fall break, we got the chance to finally meet face-to-face with the man who will end up stamping our construction documents. John Moore in accordance with Dave will be the ones going to jail if our structure fails and does bodily harm to the Medway volunteers and visitors – so … Continue reading

Delayed, but Eager

Irma really through a curve-ball at us over the past week. With us evacuating the city and preparing for the worst, our individual design presentations have been pushed back a week to Wednesday, September 20th. Many of us fled to Clemson, some to Atlanta, and others to Athens, but we all at least had the … Continue reading

Floor Track System for Moving Walls

We have dedicated a lot of time to figuring how how we could guide these walls along the floor successfully.  We thought about different materials like plastic, metal and wood.  We had ideas about flanged wheels that could ride in a groove of some sort.  There was also the idea that we could cut a … Continue reading

Meeting Results

As some of you have seen in earlier blog post, we had a meeting with Redux today to discuss final designs or design ideas about the individual sections we focused on.  The feedback we got today was probably the most important we have gotten since it was actually on our finalized designs.  Also, in the … 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

After The Meeting

Last Friday, January 13, our studio group met with Stacy Huggins and Greg Colleton the Executive Director and Operations Manager of Redux. This meeting was to get a feel for the existing space of Redux and also to find out what they both have envisioned for the new location. After we departed, we were all … Continue reading

F.C.D.I.

There is that one house down the street.  You know – the one that you drive by every morning, and think “what the heck happened there?” or “What were they thinking?!” The truth is, we all have opinions on what is good design, or bad design.  Even if you’re not a designer, you observe things every … Continue reading

Box It Up

Innovation isn’t necessarily in being cutting edge in technology or ideas. Box turtle feels he knew a better use for these rims True, that fancy new solar panel or smart wall membrane can have a heavy affect on building performance, but not every project has the budget for high level products.  In our Solar Decathlon … Continue reading