Viking Table - custom piece - Boardroom table and accompanying chairs, pitched to Ocean kinetics (Scotland) Region has a rich Viking Heritage -- So our wild design was well suited - we pitched 3 concepts - 1 per wildetect.
See slideshow Below for presentation of Concepts
The idea of the Design Times stand was to create a stand that represents nature. Nature is one of the best inspirations for design and the tree is an important step to the creation of a newspaper print, thus a stand was created using inspiration from trees.
School of Design
The idea behind the concept of the wildetecture school of design developed around a focal point of creating a design school ideally on a mountain where students can be influenced by nature. The school would contain 2 classrooms and a central reception / exhibition space that is freely open to the exterior with ample space for relaxation and sporting activities.
To create my series of new buildings I created a new point of departure for myself – what if the design went way beyond its obvious function and we created an over and above concept or task for the design to acheive.
Case study 3 - Shadow projections on Muizenberg beach using design for shadow purpose building landscapes - proposed erxell development 1.
What if the focus of the design was to create a shadow of a ball that moved along the beach as the sun set during a few summer months. This would create structures and shapes that would evolve from this exercise. It would change our inherited box like thinking and create a series of shapes not yet seen. The shadow process will determine the outcome of the buildings shape.
For man to create an organic Wildetect architectural landscape – our sources of creative influence needs to be from unlikely events. At exactly 5pm during March, the sun shines brilliantly through a side studio window. I've been putting various objects onto my drawing board which then cast dynamic building shadow landscapes from shells to my old world pen holder – all interpreting 2d shadow shapes from 3d objects.
This process I refer to as a creative spark item – a seemingly insignificant moment creating for me sublime creative ideas. This process of design leaves one open to all forms of as yet unseen or uninterpreted shapes and ideas. Looking way beyond the big box, small box accountant driven architectural exhaustive, dull.
Designed around the form of a fynbos flower found in the western cape broken up into various elements that when brought together create this unique form found only in nature.
Wave House Resort
Every now and again a project hits the Wildetecture drawing office which completely sparks the energy to fuel the reason for being. Having designed and built for a surfer client, a wave house in Elands Bay several years ago - the to take this concept further for the wildetecture design studio has always been a project worth exploring. The Wildetecture wave pods are a seamless transition from urban jungle to beach to sea.
The exciting part of working in a Wildetect collective is that each of the 3 creative minds brings an important aspect to the end product - dont forget to book your stay - Wildetecture beach Wave Resort V2.0
Kingsbury Chandelier Concept
Lighting design for hospital
Client – Rumourhasit interiors
This time a lighting design for a hospital – large foyer space with high volume – the specs were 3,5m diameter and 6m height
We looked into the layout and space – large overhead skylights which would work well with plexiglass colours and luminosity
We then looked into symbology – Wildetect 2 of 3 – looked into symbol of life – breaking the design up and re-patterning it step it across different heights with lasercut profiles. Thus providing depth in the composition. Another design idea was to create the tree of life – with leaf profiles spanning across the wooden trunk.
Wildetect 1 of 3 looked at the unfolding of a nautilus shell was the inspiration behind the creation of the chandelier by Wildetect 1 of 3 with the idea of lights situated at each of the 3 voids created by the unfolding of the shell.