Friday, February 18, 2011

Public Presentation in Covington

On Wednesday night, design/build lab presented our ideas and designs to the farmers and members of Olde Town Covington, as well as to some of the volunteers for the project.

We also explained the process we will be using to construct. We will be prefabricating the structure of the building, roof, and market floor off-site in a location in Blacksburg. Simultaneously, the ground and foundations for the market space will be prepared in Covington. Once the ground and foundations are ready, the modular pieces constructed in our Blacksburg facility will be transported up to Covington for assembly on-site.

The presentation lead to friendly conversation with those who attended because of the enthusiasm from the farmers and Olde Town Covington.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

City Council Meeting, February 8th

On Tuesday, February 8th, Covington City Council approved the site plan for the Covington Farmer's Market. Design/build lab can now begin construction by prefabricating off-site in Blacksburg.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Market Proposal: Translucence

A translucent membrane reflects the delicate curve and allows for the passage of light while functioning as a protective skin. Rectilinear members create the experience of a curved surface.