IIT barn

IIT barn
spring 2011 prototype

Monday, November 21, 2011

getting ready for final review

We took a group photo with all of us from fall semester in front of crown today. We also finished the renderings and the brochure of our building. We had our site surveying for permit postponed to Monday after break. Our giant model is making it's way to being completed. The plan is to have movable doors too.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Mechanical meeting

Sachin Anand came and helped us work on our mechanical system. We are trying to take the current geothermal system from the lumenhaus and use it for our building. We learned more about duct work and how to get our building to be heated and cooled with little impact to our current architecture design.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Special use permit

We gained the minor special use permit, so we can now turn in our drawings. We have our drawings almost completely done. We only need to finish the mechanical, electrical, and some touch ups to the foundation drawings.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Fall Farnsworth Trip


We went to the Farnsworth House site to survey and look into the ground conditions in preparation for putting in the foundation. We surveyed the building perimeter to get exact measurements of the amount of soil that would be required to dig up for each site to put in our foundation. We also dug a four foot hole to figure out the soil type and get a better understanding of how many rocks and other things would be in the soil, that we would have to move out, in order to do the foundation. We had a barbecue for lunch, and showed off the Farnsworth house to one of our studio members who had not gone before.