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 [...]

First Impressions

Breaking the Ice There is always that pressure to make a good first impression when meeting someone new. It is not as bad knowing that the Charleston Parks Conservancy has had a long and fruitful relationship with Pastre and Studio V students in the past. However, us Spring 2020 students are the new kids at [...]

W.A.G. and C.B.

The West Ashley Greenway Plan Today the Community Build (C.B.) gang went out the West Ashley Greenway (W.A.G.) to get first hand experience of riding on the bike path. Since we are working with the Charleston Parks Conservancy, we wanted to get out on the path and do some site assessment and find possible locations [...]

Smoke em’ if you got em’

Up until now studio V has been keeping pretty quiet on the actual design of the community garden pavilion on this blog. I think we all wanted to place the emphasis on process and then to have the last couple blog post dedicated to the "unveiling" of sorts. The last couple weeks, particularly the last [...]

A Balancing Act

I’d say a 50/50 ratio. This past week we’ve been alternating from working at the shop and at the site. That is, we have been spending half of our time building the components of the pavilion in the shop and half of our time prepping the site for construction. The idea is that by performing [...]