Finishing The Foundation

Hey Guys, As we begin to wrap up our semester we would like to thank all of you for following the development of our community build project this far. Yesterday we began to take off the formwork of the concrete that was poured last Friday. I can definitely say it pleased us to finally see [...]

Spokey Dokey Artichokey

Y'all remember spokey dokeys right? The '80s and '90s evolution of the playing card in your bike spokes to make you go faster, sound cooler, and be super rad. We're all about the research into bike spokes as a design concept for our structural system and have done the deep dive into the evolution of [...]

Make the most of your Charrettes.

Good morning everyone, it's Friday! That means final design charrette day with Studio V A+CB. Our design / build team is meeting up this afternoon to have a good ol' fashioned design charrette for our Forest Park Bridge repair project. We've gotten a lot of great feedback from the Parks Conservancy and many other of [...]

A(bridge)d Meeting Minutes

Yesterday our studio met with various staff members from the Charleston Parks Conservancy to discuss our 3 proposals for a bridge at Forest Park. After each group spent some time burning the midnight oil, we were more than ready to present our new ideas. Team alpha was first to go and yes, we decided that [...]

Blogs as a teaching tool

What do blogs teach us? Following a productive weekend of researching architectural precedents, Charleston history, horticulture history, and West Ashley climatic and demographic information, Studio V had the chance yesterday to run through all of our findings and compile them into a more cohesive plan for this coming Friday's presentation with the Charleston Parks Conservancy. We [...]

Time flies when you’re having fun.

Happy Friday, everyone! Another week down and one week away to present our preliminary research. To begin with today’s blog, I would first like to thank The Charleston Parks Conservancy for taking the time and talking with us last week about the semester project. It was a pleasure to meet everyone, and we are looking [...]

All Aboard…

...this choo choo train because it's time to choo choo choose some materials so that we can lock down the connecting details of our designs this week! In short, this week will be a bit of a grind, both groups are progressing well towards an end goal, but we have much to do when it [...]

Not to Get Derailed…

We're On the Right Track Collectively I think we've made as many railroad related puns as we have design concepts. As mentioned in the previous post, the 12 of us are separated into groups of 6 focusing on 2 potential sites: Coburg and Farmfield. Both of these sites have the potential to set a strong [...]

Concept Design Meeting today!

Good Morning everyone! Today is a big day for the Studio V crew. We have been pouring over concept designs for a week and have selected sites, determined a program we would like to target, and are going to present today. Keep in mind these are concepts, so we are still studying the site and [...]