Studio H students complete the installation of two designs, which contribute to a more networked economy for Bertie County's small-scale farmers.

Thirteen students from Studio H, the public high school “design/build” curriculum that sparks rural community development through real-world creative projects, have designed and installed two roadside farmstands in Bertie County, North Carolina. These will contribute to a more networked economy for the county’s small-scale farmers, while also serving as community bulletin boards and iconic landmarks.

The boys team (a.k.a. “Team Genie”) created a design inspired by the motion of a magic carpet, with a profile constructed using a series of five ribs, individually fabricated using two layers of jigsaw-cut wood segments and steel spans. They added a sturdy built-in countertop, which is shaded by the cantilever of the profile bays.

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