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 [...]

Are You Mocking Me?

Last night and this morning began with a night of building. We finally began constructing the mock-up. Yiwen and myself worked on building the post to girder to beam detail at 1:1. After a night of coordinating to buy a couple extra pieces: the corrugated roofing, hardware, and an extra piece of framing; we set [...]

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 [...]