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.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

wildetect rough conceptual sketch -AFD

african fauvistic furniture design - wildetecture style

african fauvistic design - wildetecture style

taking inspiration from nature has always been a very exciting leaf taken for the architectural design book. nothing new,  however always fresh. 
the mesembryanthemaceae plant has incredible architectural form. to interpret these shapes into buildings or furniture is an exciting prospect. not everyones cup of tea - but hay, not everyone even drinks tea.  

Monday, April 11, 2016

new home in conjunction with wildetecture

Design is sometimes  a very slow  process and once one has been presented with a set of client parameters - ones mind goes into a subliminal design mode and  suddenly experiences start to weave into an interesting dynamic.

finding and agreeing on the grid from which the new architectural design will spring is key to the overall concept. however for myself  still applying an outside inwards design approach.

this particular home design takes inspiration from the mattang or the wappede stick maps - to incredible art and skill to be able to  lie on ones back in the open ocean with ones eyes closed and be able to map the currents and the landmasses around you, is a south sea island miracle skill. the maps are created from sticks and put to memory. its these grids that form the bases of this architectural design concept.

the cut out off shutter color concrete wall will force the frame of the incredible views of the mountains and ocean.

this is just the first set of rough sketches, we still need to create the synergy with the other wildetects - so this design  is a work in progress.

a small bit of info taken from the net about the stick current maps.
Small Island, Sticks Represent, Wave Patterns, Stick Maps, Curved Sticks
Stick Chart navigation was an impressive piece of technology. to navigate the Pacific Ocean by canoe.

Polynesian Stick Charts The charts were made by men from thin strips of coconut frond midribs or pandanus root. They were then bound together with coconut sennit in geometric patterns depicting sea currents around the low lying atolls. Small money cowrie shells or coral pebbles indicated islands and curved sticks represent wave patterns.
Stick maps from Micronesia. stick maps are ancient methods of recording the directions of difficult sea currents in specific areas of small islands in Micronesia.
their are different kinds of Polynesian stick charts: the "Mattang" or “Wappepe," the "Rebbelib," & the "Medo." 
Polynesian Stick Charts The “MATTANG” or “WAPPEPE” are a small, square shaped chart which shows wave patterns around a single island or atoll and where  used for teaching purposes only.

this wildetect  architectural design above takes its grid from this possibly lost knowledge art of mapping open ocean currents - using stick maps. 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

QJD wasp hybrid bike wear panels

fashion transcends the human form and could and should be draped over everything.  in some ways our designs work towards complete simplicity - what if one was to complicate the design such that it worked towards complete aesthetic drama.

QJD wasp  hybrid bike wear panels - because the human machine to my mind , needs an organic aesthetic to break its brutal form.

organic aesthetics are a compliment to a design and can be draped over architectural designs , machines and sports equipment - bringing back an aesthetic veil among-st  simplicity of form.