Sunday, November 3, 2019

wildetecture opens a design office in Hong Kong

We have a new chapter officially starting as of today - its now official , wildetecture has opened a design studio office in Hong Kong - so now we are taking our wild Africa / Europe inspired design studio and fusing it with incredible new concepts in Asia. brand new design ideals - im very excited to see how this experience influences our design approach.

wildetecture - Cape Town South Africa
wildetecture - Hong Kong

welcome along for the journey ------....


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

wildetecture muizenberg beach signal box

SIGNAL BOX

MUIZENBERG - CAPE TOWN - SOUTH AFRICA

The Site  A Historical Landmark In Muizenberg Rail Way Originally Designed By Architect JC Trully. And Was A Manual Signal Box As Part Of This Historic Stations Mechanics.

Agatha Christie, Who Wrote In 1922: “Whenever We Could Steal Time Off… We Took The Train And Went To Muizenberg, Got Our Surf Boards And Went Surfing Together.”
The Railways, As Part Of Cecil John Rhodes’s Ambitious Plans For The Cape, Reached Muizenberg In 1882. The Line Was Direct From Park Station In Johannesburg Through To Muizenberg Without Passing Through Cape Town.

Design Concept And Intent  Was Focused On Rebuilding This Piece Of Heritage, As Per Jc Tully Original Design Focusing On A Modern Edwardian Style Approach, We Adapted And Created A Georgian Baroque Style Conservatory With A Few Romantic Curves, Resembling The Finer Arch Details Of Its Historic Past
A Deck Creates Viewpoints Both Off The Railway And Onto The Beach.
Mountain Backdrop With Seaside Views ,  Glass Conservatory Floats Off The Space So Not To Interrupt But Compliment.







Thursday, August 29, 2019

wildetecture in the karoo desert

The concept that desert space distills all thought and then aligns those thoughts to a receptive travelers mind,  is more the stillness of being than mystery. maybe each desert has its own end product stimulus per individual traveler - some find religion , some become creative,  others both maybe.

last week i drove 4 hrs into the desert karoo and 4 hrs back on the same day, to visit a client. yesterday we flew to Johannesburg from cape town for a 2 hr meeting on site and back on the same day. this concept of being in one space and then another a thousand miles away and back all in one day - is a very interesting one, invigorates the mind.

having gone into the desert on a mission with no name , it felt good to get out of the city. there were plants and birds and rocks and fynbos. in the desert one reflects inwards , the intense thick still air distills a million thoughts from a billion minds. these thoughts travel through time and space , awaiting a receptive mind to interpret them into creative ideas. so its all of our mission to find our quest in this contemplative space - only when in Africa's desert terrain,  make sure you dont think to deeply whilst you allow the leopard to sidle up on your six.












Friday, July 12, 2019

a wildetects reflection of full circle.

haven't really posted anything on this blog this year - not that i haven't been super busy - its just busy saying it in other arenas of my life. introspective reflective is a thing,  i think, the thought of  the mouth whispering in the darkness and wondering if the ear is listening. i have seen many rather eccentric people speaking to themselves on the road - whether i am present or not doesn't stop them from having intense conversations to the ghosts of their past. they don't need my or any ones ear - they need to simply get whats in the head,  past the mouth,  to empty out the crowded space. that's more like how i see my blog. for me really,  not for the odd person who might stumble on the pieces written.

to conceptualize a futuristic creative idea is the unicorn of thought to my mind - ones focus blurred as you look through the ether and the limited telescopic lens. is it so important to imagine a future artistic aesthetic - not like a sage looks into the future but from a,  "what will artistic expression be like  in the future or what will our building aesthetic move towards"  - i thought it was important and it surely is on levels,  however i see now being present,  is far more powerful.

Architecture is sculpture and to my mind the more dramatic the perceived movement in the sculpture,  the more visually appealing the static,  perceived kinetic architecture (wildetect PKA) this concept has long been an experimented ideal for me. to go full circle on any journey is always an interesting trip sometimes it can be a sad one.

a friend of mine who used to capture hunting moments for men with very big guns and very small brains and even smaller unmentionables,  told me a very sad story once. the kind of African tale one hears far to often. Africa's highways and byways are full of ancient wisdom, some of this wisdom is sadly not learnt by the participants in the tales told. many years back on his very last such filming contract,  he filmed a crew of foreign hunters who where hunting a large bull elephant in a remote part of the African wilderness. this magnificent creature led them for several days through the deepest African terrain. always out witting and out reaching the  tiny single minded ambitions of the pursuing gaggle of less than men.  then rather suddenly at some point during the long chase this magnificent creature, determined as it was,  just headed to the exact spot that they first encountered him. he had led them full circle for many,many miles - this wise, now tired of being chased, old creature might have realized in this statement,  that he was making,  that he had chosen to take a stand where he first encountered the threat. these minuscule minded frothing merciless hunters sadly didn't feel a reprieve might have been in order for this intelligent gesture - they used their mighty weapons on a less than human endeavor and blasted the creature to its death. my friend put down the camera and decided to partake no longer in such a display of false unintelligent bravado. my point is that full circle is something to be explored. and when one finds it within oneself - its a good thing to stop and smell the roses. sadly for the elephant his journey ended but his lesson,  can live on.

below is a few examples of my latest sculptural design taking into account perceived kinetic architectural ideals  - looking to build this creation at some point. part of the cresting wave moves back to take care of the view. but privacy of space is also a view - a view into oneself,  from which you can awaken full circle.




Sunday, January 13, 2019

2019 - wildetecture

To reach through the mists of ones imagination, trying to sketch what is vaguely seen through the periscope of ones tiny little mind. this  is a way of coping with the massive shifts of the uncontrollable parts of ones life. control what you can - simply observe the rest.
wildetecture








Tuesday, December 4, 2018

650 blog posts & 3000 tweets

who knew one had so much to say - today i reached 650 blog posts on the QJD blog and 3000 tweets on twitter - "talk about whispering into the night" - as a person who enjoys exploring conceptual design ideas and looking to make sense of the chaos within the eye of this storm we are all experiencing - these tweets and posts have been  a way of trying to cope with the perpetual noise that constantly surrounds us all.

finally heading into the desert this weekend for some respite and internal reflection. 4 hrs outside of cape town - "sewe weeks poort".  ive learnt one doesn't have to be in a place long to get the essence of what you need from the experience. a weekend can actually suffice.  a creative CEMP (Creative Electro Magnetic Pulse) moment is immediate. one is adjusted and aligned within seconds of the new experience. its just a case of opening oneself up for the realignment process when one feels its now necessary. for me this definitely happens in nature, it can happen in conversation with someone who has much to offer - for myself mostly it happens in the silent canyons of the African desert - i remember walking into the Namibian Komsberg reserve  - parking my car on the side of a very lonely road and heading up a kraans. when i reached the top of where i could go no further,  i came across leopard spoor. reasonably fresh - i realized i had a very long lonely 3 hr walk  back to my car. i put my sunglasses on the back of my head and walked back as if i was a hunted man. for a desert leopard im sure i would have made a good meal, that is what i thought at the time anyway.

ive used these tweets and blogs as a self exploration process, as an artist these sketches are for me rather than an audience - but its nice to have a diary of thoughts outside of oneself. if someone reads them thats great - if not , thats perfectly fine.  the material is mostly from within and is a reaction to my surrounds.  Africa is a very dynamic space to derive influence from - so im hoping the 4hr drive this Friday afternoon - the late in the evening whiskey and the very early morning stillness of the desert saturday morning - will inspire a different direction in my conceptual design approach.

wildetect 2 is in Budapest now, wildetect 1 is heading to Japan next year - for me im going to be  heading into the wild bush - the African bush - going to buy a Land Rover asap - kit it out - brand wrap it up with half zebra stripes going into black leopard spoor with wildetecture woven into the imagery. and head into the lonely bush  - exploring the far off highways and byways of an untamed land - the lonely kraanse with an eagle silently circling overhead and the spoor of the silent hunters. one cannot ask for a more forefilling process of aligning the mind - so if all goes to plan my next 3000 tweets and 650 blogs will be a much slower process. because the internal reflective process will be done far from the maddening crowd.




Friday, November 30, 2018

A thread 2's from Africa inspired ramblings

"When whispering softly into the night. Don't ever worry if your words are being heard. Because your ears are listening & your heart is focused, now its just a matter of aligning your whispers with action." QJD wildetect 3 of 3


2 threads of artistic design inspiration in an Africa inspired landscape.


Thread 1.
In established architectural cultures with deep existing heritage. It's really those of that culture who are tasked with the design of the architecture, art & design of their own culture. as observers we can just marvel. Africa has age old established cultures with rich artistic design architectural heritage, who just need to keep adding to their incredible depth & continue to create their dynamic future vision as set out by their previous poets artists and architects.

Thread 2.
Those of us born on this incredible African continent , 2nd , 3rd generations , who now don't really have 1 established cultural heritage. Who's new cultural blue blood comes from several heritages, that they now look to and explore. these recently arrived Africa borns Can establish their own unique inspired Artistic design identity. An interpreted creative design artistic journey from being inspired by living on a dynamic African continent.

below is just one such thread 2's interpretation of being inspired by living in Africa. African fauvistic design style, wildetecture , erxell, evokatism