It has been a busy week for the Community Build studio here at the Cigar Factory! We are working tirelessly to provide various concepts for our presentation next Monday at Frierson Elementary. After our studio wide check-in last Monday, my team and I working on the small group design discussed further the elements and ideas [...]
Reframing the Picture
After an intense hands-on studio session on Monday our group is currently brainstorming ideas to rethink how we use bike frames in our design. Our goal of keeping the Bike as the center of our design focus has not changed, but we plan on using the movement of the bike wheel as our new focus [...]
Setting the foundation-Proceed at your own risk!
This weekend my studio v friends along with our professor tore down the old reading structure that once stood in the same relative location as our new structure sits. Today we started setting the post in the ground and making sure everything will line up exactly like we need in order to get our beams [...]
What a weekend! Btw.. another young architect here!
So while everyone is enjoying a quiet Saturday and Sunday, sipping hot coffee on their front porches, looking into their gardens, with children playing around, people walking their dogs and more, Our studio is in full production mode, enjoying the humming of drilling machines and clincking of metal rebars. Its been a super productive weekend [...]
The almost final design.skp
After having more than 8 iterations of the design, we seem to finally steer ourselves into a design idea which we all support and are looking forward to tackling in the upcoming Construction Drawing set. Collaboration and leadership have gone hand in hand this week. It's not been the easiest week but the result is better [...]
Finding our Rhythm
The second day. We’re past the initial visit to the site, past the meeting with our client, and on to the most exciting and riveting portion of the entire design process: research. I say this with a twinge of sarcasm but also with truth as well. Research is the first step, it reveals opportunities, challenges, [...]
Today marks the first day of the design phase of Crop Stop 2! However, just because we are now working on Crop Stop 2 doesn't mean Crop Stop 1 is forgotten about. Professor Pastre reminded us that in any design or construction job, it is typical to work on more than one project at a [...]
Edges, Dimensions, and Spacing OH MY!
Well, we've gone and done it again, the studio has split in two. The simultaneous development between the Crop Stop and the Decathlon cabinetry is crucial at this stage, since we are working up to our porch build in Greenville next week, and the Cabinet mock up in the weeks that follow that. The cabinetry design [...]
In inheriting the Crop Stop, our team had to dig some holes to get to the roots of what was done before so we can take the project to the next level. This acquainted us with the nature and scale of what we are trying to accomplish by the end of the semester, and beyond [...]
In a “Door” Jam!
As we move forward from our review on Wednesday, it is time to get to work on the details of the project. There are plenty to choose from, from the roof structure to the ADA ramp. However, we have been challenged to figure out the best way to enter into the kitchen. The first thought [...]