Wednesday, June 15, 2016

unlocking the locks that bind

simple sketching is by far the most relaxing of all processes - pouring over countless photos and books,  one captures something that resonates with a quick sketch.

sometimes the energy from the sketch leads to a conceptual  design, sometimes sketching simply just staves off a mood.

Monday, May 16, 2016

QJD design studio - working drawings new home

working drawings for a home built in arebella country estate cape town - 2011

Vineyard Quarter - ground broken - ready to build.

as a project goes through the processes various perimeters change due to council town planning requirements , SDP changes , civil adaptations and so on. if one starts the architectural model to early, one  needs to continuously update , update , update. a tedious affair - however i feel the process in this case has been worth it.

we are breaking ground on this project - the civil's are in and we can start the architectural phase - another massive push towards a set of homes, where  i would definitely love to live in one.

Monday, May 9, 2016

sketch 002 - new house for a client in cape town

every now and again the process lines up that one creates a home with subtleties very pleasing to the designer.

the design studio wildetecture is looking to expand its number of staff and we are now operating out of a gallery in bree street, cape town. very exciting times and the output of  wildetect design work is definitely going to increase with the new staff members. very excited.

this new home design has gone through several phases of design and has reached a stage i am very happy with.  the architectural sculptural outcome of this set of sketches is pleasing to me. the client still needs to agree and this is a nervous time now. having sent off the sketches for ultimate approval.  i might have to hit the drawing board again on a design im very happy with. lets see.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

QJD design studio - latest design - glencairn cape town

this QJD designed  house is taking shape - from the very first sketches until now - the process has been incredible. the lipstick and lace still needs to be added - cant wait for the final drama to be done and dusted on  this home - very proud of this creation. 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

rough sketches for latest QJD / wildetect conceptual design

QJD in conjunction with wildetecture design

wildetecture has been a conceptual design studio, with output work being a conversation - this architectural design  project, in one of cape towns prestiges architectural estates  is one of several designs where QJD design studio is running in conjunction. 
welding the imaginative with  reality - isnt that what dreams are made of.