An Engineer and an Architect Walk into a Studio

This week has been important for us because we are starting to finally branch away from preliminary designs to finalized schemes that require information on hardware and materials.  We know what we want to do and how it will fit in the space.  The question is, how do we build it?  One important thing that … Continue reading

Charrettes & Gallery Visits

The last time that we met with REDUX was on the 23rd.  Since then, we have begun to single in on our ideas not only as individuals, but as a team.  In order to do this, we had to section off who was going to focus on each aspect of the project.  We also started organizing … Continue reading

Give Me Some Skin!

The wall frames are up and it’s finally time to give the CropStop some skin! For the last couple of weeks, it’s been a little frustrating to deal with our learning curve when it comes to building structurally sound floor supports and wall frames. We’ve put them together and taken them apart so many times that … Continue reading

DONE COOL STORAGE

We have been working hard these days to try to get all the things done before the final due day. I’m glad with the work in workshop. it is way much more better than sitting infront of the computer. Only one thing that, everyday When I come back home after building SHED In work shop, my … Continue reading

REALLY BUILDING

Yes! we are really building the GAP SHED! I really enjoy working on a real stuff instead of using  the computer in front of a desk. From last Saturday, we’ve been working hard for three days. On Saturday, We are working on the decking system. And on Sunday, we make our wood piece into perfect shape. So … Continue reading

Still Detail

Today we are working on our details. I’ve never imagined that there’re so many work to do after design. A lot of stuffs that I thought I knew from beginning turns out that I didn’t really know. For example, the sinks. I thought we can just purchase some sinks from Lowe’s, and every thing will … Continue reading

Crunch Time!!!

We met as a studio today in order to talk more about the roof. We had some helpful insight from Ray Huff about how many of our ideas can get complicated for us to build let alone some one with no design experience. Then we came to the realization that one roof is the best … Continue reading

On The Way

http://www.rosebankfarms.com/ Rosebank —- To get experience through the practice, on-the-spot investigation and case study are always shortcut for architects. So we visit Rosebank this afternoon to learn some ideas about a certificated GAP shed, actually I wish I could have done this field trip at the beginning of this semester. FloorPlan—-Nicole’s plan combines modular and … Continue reading

ALMOST THERE

After working for a month separately, our studio v finally become one group again. Andtoday we are trying to get our team working in a same floor plan and a certain reasonable structure. We worked the whole Friday afternoon, and everyone try to come up with a practical idea. It was a long afternoon, I’m … Continue reading

Going to Meet the Man

Monday: @2pm…Studio V met with Mr. John Moore, a well respected engineer, to receive feedback about the structural details of our project. Mr. Moore suggested that we construct most of it out of structural steel tubes to resist deflection and bending. Furthermore, he suggested ways to connect the guardrails and handrails to the structure. The … Continue reading