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 … Continue reading

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

Reflection and Carry on

Yesterday we have presented our first analysis research of the Medway Park with the Charleston Parks Conservancy. The presentation was more focus on the site analysis and precedent study of different parks, we also have presented four possible site strategy plans.  It was our first presentation of the semester and it was also my first time presenting … Continue reading

Atypical collaboration

Today is our first presentation before members of the Charleston Parks Conservancy. While we’re only presenting our analysis of the site and potential schematic plans, it still feels like we have a lot to show. I’ve never presented a project with eleven other students before, so I’m not exactly sure what to expect during the … Continue reading

More is more.

These past few days have been focused on collecting as much information as possible about our site, our client, and our scope. This has all been done with the conviction that the more informed we are, the more successful the resultant product will be. It is awesome to see people mesh and work together and … Continue reading

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, … Continue reading

Can It All Fit?

With our Mock Up Review under our belt, we had to start thinking about our up coming trip to Clemson. On the 24th of this month we are heading to Clemson for the Solar D Gala. The reason our upcoming trip is a real concern of ours is because we are having to move the … Continue reading

Fine and Small Homes

After finding out that there is a company that specializes in CNC cut houses in our backyard, Professor Pastre has set up a tour of the facilities along with an option to get some last minute pieces cut for our mock-up review on Monday.  From the beginning the students and professors have been working to … Continue reading

The Grand Reveal

On Friday we finally got to reveal our completed Crop Stop 1 to the local farmers. Early on Friday morning we made the finishing touches on Crop Stop 1 in preparation of the farmers arrival. We cleaned the work area up- we picked our tools up, cleaned the inside of the Crop Stop 1, overall we … Continue reading

Developing Details

While the studio is being temporarily split into two groups to focus on both the crop stop and the solar decathlon cabinetry, both groups are working on finding solutions to detailing.  Working through details can be a daunting task when looking through the lens of firmness, commodity and delight.  There are a multitude of possibilities in … Continue reading