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March 2012

Greetings from in situ studio!

It is officially one year since we sent out our first monthly newsletter! We've enjoyed all the responses we've received in the last year. Thanks for reading!

This month we have updates on a few projects, the last of our "Where We Live" mini-series, and some exciting community news.

Thanks for your continuing support! 

Project Updates

The design of Carpenter Park in Cary in progressing well. Our full-day charrette with landscape architects DHM Design, civil engineers Falcon Engineering, and artist Christine Bourdette, produced three promising design concepts we are moving forward with.

The NCBG Plant Sale Shade Structure construction has begun by the North Carolina Botanical Garden staff. Footings are in place and the columns are going up! 

The design for the Orange County Residence continues to develop, thanks to a wonderful collaboration with nBaxter Design and LE Meyers Builders

The Wilfong Residence is moving forward with construction of the detached office/storage shed alongside a Cameron Park neighborhood alley. We are still developing the design of the renovation/addition to the main house.

The Morgan Residence, our first out-of-state project, is now under construction in Charlottesville, VA. Thanks to Element Construction for making this a reality.

Where We Live

We've shared with you Matt's house and Erin's house. Now here's Nicole's studio apartment! If you've ever talked to Nicole about her 306 sqft studio, it is obvious how much she loves it. Less than 1 mile from our office, it's located in one of Raleigh's most walkable parts of town. It has large operable windows, wood floors, mini cacti, and plenty of built-in storage. See pictures and learn more about it here.

Book of the Month

Precedents in Architecture is a collaboration by two NCSU College of Design professors (current and former)Roger Clark and Michael Pause. NCSU architecture graduates know this book very well. The book is full of diagrams examining buildings by architects from Aalto to Zumthor. The real beauty of this book is that it identifies building design strategies that transcend time by illustrating the organizational logic of buildings from the pre-classical eras to the present.

Detail of the Month

We are quite fond of "popout windows" here at in situ studio. They amplify the connection between a space and the outside, while creating usable space that escapes the boundaries of the exterior wall. At the Goodman Residence, this popout window is an extension of the desk in Jim's office. 

Working In Our Community

Erin and Nicole attended this year's Urban Design Conference with the theme this year: "Urban Reset: green. smart. just." It was an inspiring day full of talks about livability and opportunity in the modern day city. The Conference website will have pictures and videos soon, in the meantime you can see highlights of the day by Matthew Munoz of New Kind here.

Also this month we began a collaboration with the Triangle Land Conservancy to launch a special campaign. We'll be excited to share that with you next month! 

You may have seen Raleigh City Farm's kickstarter project launch and surpass their goal! With 10 days to go, there is still time to support this local urban agriculture venture! 

If you have been following the progress of Walk Raleigh by CityFabric, you know how big of a splash it has made in national and international conversations about healthy communities. Now this local project has gone national with the launch of Walk [Your City]. The kickstarter project will gain support to create an open-source website so anyone can create their own guerrilla wayfinding project. Learn more about the project here.

Please contact us if there is anyway we can help you. 

Best.

in situ studio

919 397 3949
www.insitustudio.us

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