Tuesday, May 12, 2020

covid19 - behold the rise of the average joe, behind the curtain big brother.

To be shackled within one’s own living space, under complete house arrest lockdown, on mass, is a concept not familiar to a free man. However the notion of getting sick with covid19 or worse, inflicting this scourge on others, is why I’m counting my steps around my own yard. My wings clipped, my choices now limited, whilst I appreciate the far off distant stars and worlds in my imagination. These imposed restrictions are understandably for the protection of mankind’s future survival. And I for one - want to be part of that solution, I’m definitely not looking to flout the rule of law.

However this lockdown experience does create a thought process which I have never really considered before. Even after reading Orwell or any number of future big brother controlled worlds. i still never thought total domination by others was ever possible within my spectrum of the world.  For me it’s always been about our own choices. Now I don’t have a choice, now I’m starting to have to think outside of what I’m previously used to.  

Regimes that have sought to capture man and control his every thought and movement are definitely out there. however when one is considered free,  the concept of a regime or anyone really wanting to control and spy and watch ones every move within a glass bottle, is really an alien notion. A free person, rather thinks all people would want to rather live their own exciting free lives. Pushing forward on their own, without putting control mechanisms in motion, to fully restrain the freedom of the creative freemen. 

Now freedom is relative - we are all still governed by moral and scientific laws, which in the most part are non-negotiable. And mostly these laws are respected by honorable humanity because they make complete sense. However there are some who flout these iportant rules and hopefully they will pay the price for their behaviour. So there is a semblance of control within the choices we make. 
What I’m talking about is regime controllers or individual controllers that start to put cameras everywhere, who consider it important to monitor all chatter and then to bring out big sticks to control those who step over the regimes clearly demarcated lines.

What I’ve now noticed within these times of increased justifiable control, is suddenly people step up whom you have never really noticed before.  To now assume full control of the lives of the many. I’m fully for making sure i don’t give this sickness to anyone, or i don’t receive it from anyone. I’m fully for pacing around my own yard whilst the world settles down to its new norm of passive aggressive control by others. However what is going to take some getting used to, is those people that take away my choices without understanding the facts behind my decisions. Not that it’s anyone’s business, but suddenly it’s become everyone’s business. I’m talking about the anonymous note brigade, behind the curtain average Joe citizen big brother.

So you might perhaps live in a complex of houses - when you step off your property,  there is now suddenly any number of behind the curtain camera judges who are quick to post your movements, even just to your car, on a group chat. everyone jumps to their phones in horror as you are judged and termed "prowling around the neighborhood, inflicting germs on the elderly and the vulnerable innocent." the community of behind the curtain judges rush to their note pads to now leave very early morning notes on doors and cars,  before fading back into the night. (I really hope they wore masks, gloves and sanitised the note left on the car - which would then align with their attempts to control others without being hypocritical) 

A controlling regime doesn’t appear out of nowhere, I now realise it takes time to layer its way into our periphery vision. What im now realising is it is comprised of behind the scenes minders and controllers,  using the might of the average Joe citizen, reporting on their fellow citizens. These self elected keepers of virtue suddenly assume control of the all and the free. Our all valuable decisions and choices are now given to others and we get used to others drawing lines in the sand that we cannot step over. we become citizenised beyond whats acceptable for a free mind.

This is all happening over and above Police enforcement. where some police enforcment is now taken out of all logical control by a few over zealous police minders. 
The new future world order norm is, one better get used to being watched. Maybe we were always watched , all the time, already - we only noticing now because average Joe citizen , behind the curtain watcher is emboldened with face mask to step out and to now anonymously slap our hands when we overstep their imposed lines. whats next , hours in the hold for walking on the beach, A hanging at dawn for being 5 minutes late after exercise curfew, a bullet in the face for not wearing a face mask. It appears There are those who will try control your life because it suddenly gives complete meaning to theirs. 

So These are very interesting times and my future self might look back, whilst I’m washing my hands, trying to avoid the now very much needed for my own safety, 3D camera in the corner of my own bathroom. Whilst I await the notification that I’m a good model citizen.(extra points if i report on my neighbors) I will be classed a good citizen for washing my hands for the hundredth time even in isolation. 

So Whilst I appease the anonymous behind the curtain camera note delivery big brother Joes of the world. I might just smile because even whilst I’m washing my hands and the skin is very raw to the bone. My freeman  mind is actually skydiving with no face mask, over the city, enjoying the uncontrolled free fall, Where i know, no big brother average Joe citizen is able to ever take away my creative imagination.  so all one can say to the inevitable future is , bring it on - clip my walkabout freedom - however the freeman who lives comfortably in his own thoughts, can never have his creative imagination clipped. 

But its important to realise, that if there was a way for others to view and control your inner imaginative thoughts,  you can bet your bottom dollar - average Joe, behind the curtain camera big brother and his sinister behind the scenes minders, will definetly use it, to invade and control your creative imaginative headspace. to slap your hand and purify your thoughts with shock therapy at 2:30am, all for the protection of mankind’s future survival.,  you have been warned.

Friday, February 28, 2020

wildetecture is when conceptual nature starts to fill our architectural built environment periphery vision - we might just have turned a corner on our big box , small box current design mind. sculptural architectural future. the concept of living within an architectural sculptural building is worth exploring. 

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



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 really super busy - its just Ive been 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 roads - 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 one elses ear - they need to simply get whats in their head,  past their mouth,  to empty out the crowded space within. that's exactly like how i see my blog, for me really,  not for the odd person who might stumble on whats 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 used to think this was very important and it surely is on some level,  however i see now being present in the moment,  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 wildetect ideal for me. to go full circle on any journey is always an interesting trip, sometimes it can be a very, very 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, 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 trying to  hunt a magnificent bull elephant,  in a remote part of the African wilderness. the type of little men, who feed the complete lie that one takes on the spirit energy of what one kills. youve all seen the photos of them ghoulishly smirking over the lifeless remains of their latest bloody conquest. wanting so desparately for you to now believe they are a lion or a mighty elephant or a rare panther.

This bull elephant , a magnificent creature led them for several days through the deepest African terrain. always out witting, out smarting and out playing the  tiny single minded ambitions of the pursuing gaggle of less than men.  Then rather suddenly , at some point during the long exhausting chase , this magnificent creature, determined as it was,  just started heading to the exact spot that they first encountered him. he had led them full circle for many,many miles and days - this wise, now very tired of being chased, old african creature might have realized in this simple statement ,  that he was making,  that he had chosen to take a stand where he first encountered this determined threat. he realised he had no other option from this virulent cancer on his six. these minuscule minded, frothing merciless trophey hunters, sadly didn't feel a reprieve might have been in order for this intelligent gesture. they used their off shelf, mighty little weapons on a less than human endeavor and blasted the creature to kingdom come. as this incredible creature vacated all its systems due to absolute fear of earths immediate future,  from imbecilic man, who sadly it appears is now, it seems in full control. my friend silently put down his camera and walked away, this was not chivelry, bravery,  this was small minded blood lust. he decided to partake no longer in such a display of false unintelligent merciless bravado.

my point is that full circle is something nature is aware of and needs to be explored more by those amongst us who deeply care. and when one finds full circle moments within oneself - its a good thing at that point to stop and smell the roses. sadly for this magnificent elephant,  his magnificent journey ended in a very remote part of the world, but the shadow he cast and the lesson he gave,  can live on for those sensitive few amongst us - yes, you know who you are.

trying to catch a synaptic thought into the realm of architectural reality through sculptural inference is a challenge. below  is an example of a sculptural design taking into account perceived kinetic architectural ideals  - looking to build this architectural creation at some point. a part of the cresting wave moves back to take care of an incredible view of nature. but solitude and privacy within the space is also an important view - a view into oneself,  from which you can awaken, full circle.

so ear,  have you been listening to what my mouth has just whispered?

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.