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 [...]

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, [...]

Design Phase

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 [...]

hOles

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 [...]

Simplify.

Another review has come and gone and once again we find ourselves coming away with more questions than answers.  We came a long way in only a week in a half; a lot of problems were solved.  Mainly, the overall layout for the kitchen, all of it's components, including the bathroom finally works programmatically. It [...]