Hardwork is paying off!

With the ongoing painting machine, we were also simultaneously working all the pieces for the roof and columns. We have made incredible progress from trying to understand how to draw and measure the roof pieces to have them finally ready and figured out. The storage unit is also all cut and primed for the color … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Weekend Warriors

A week ago today we were at the Simmons St. shop cutting, painting and pre-assembling the lumber in anticipation for a marathon build up in Greenville.  Now, what used to be a field of specifically labeled stacked and categorized lumber is an assembled structure. Starting with a site blanketed in the first snow of the … Continue reading

Please Allow Us to Pique Your Interest

It all starts somewhere. For us that somewhere started with a few strings and a little orange paint to denote the area of our site. That’s all it took for the community to take interest. By 9 AM on Monday morning the first visitor stopped by, Melvin. A man who had spent a large portion … Continue reading

Filling in the Gaps

This phase of the project reminds me of a puzzle that is just a few pieces away from being done. The end is in site, and now the studio is just undergoing a process of filling in those last few gaps. At this point, we are articulating and fine-tuning our ideas, rather than producing new … Continue reading

Welcome to the Next Step: Detailed Design

In the morning of Oct. 1st, all of the members of Studio V gave the presentation to the Design Review Committee in order to suggest and introduce our process of design and purpose. For presenting better, we made three boards, one site plan model and one pavilion model. During the presentation, the members of the committee … Continue reading

Process of the Design—Down to Earth

I was always wondering what the exact design process is. At the beginning of this semester, when we planed to make the bubble diagrams to support our ideas of the site plan. I jumped this step and directly went to Auto CAD to make it. Then when I tried to talk to other members and the professor Pastre, … Continue reading

Back to the Basics

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Words of wisdom from Leonardo da Vinci. This weekend we are following up on our individual presentations for the design of our garden pavilion by taking a retrospective step back to the basics – to simple site and pavilion layout. We’ve spent the last week doing schematic designs for the … Continue reading

A Field of Possibilities

So it begins! It’s rather hard to believe that in just a few months, this vacant lot will be transformed into a vibrant, learning and growing space for all . This semester’s Studio V is proud and excited to be a part of a project that has the potential of cultivating, invigorating and teaching the … Continue reading