Tuesday, July 5, 2016

looking for inspiration in the african wild

creative's are always trying to find inspiration and purpose,  the illusive spark to ignite the imagination. one finds putting oneself deep into nature can be a catalyst to finding this spark,  just behind ones toes with an incredible vista in front. 
rock weather hewn sculpture is fascinating - from human pupil eye  elephant caves to a huge set of rocks that looks like an in depth conversation for a council of 5. to a fist breaking through the earths crust - yes i know these natural entities have other names and are famous land marks. however one is allowed to rename things for oneself to make the experience more personal. 

having only experienced San rock paintings in books - it was a most incredible experience to experience this art form for real,  up close. the unframed hanging in space art work on a huge canvas cave wall. time separating the moment of thought and application  with my visual experience. 

sleeping out under the stars in -2 temperature,  staying awake the entire night mesmerized by the incredible display. freezing cold knowing your alive. thats the spark.

AFRICA - an incredible place to grow old in.

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.