Perceived Kinetic Architecture – wildetecture concept
I became familiar with this concept when i had the huge privilege of working as a sculpture’s mould maker. When working with a sculpture that can actually accomplish a frozen moment in time, you are completely humbled by this artistry this sublime ability.
It was at this point i came across this next concept – not a new concept – but new for me. the concept when applied to Architectural design creates an array of dynamic possibilities.
when standing next to a sculpture that appears to be a moment frozen in time, a perceived energy awaiting the magicians wand is evident. an energy to release the frozen sculpture and allow it to go on its way. An accomplished sculpture is able to achieve this perceived kinetic energy.
In the unfolding office block the perceived potentail energy is the fact that the building appears to be pulled open by the life size sculpture of a man in front. The idea hinges on the idea that one mans efforts can achieve the impossible. The life size sculpture is that of a man the calibre of President Nelson Mandela. The idea is that one man can make a difference – teamwork (the office workers) enforce the change.
the wave house is another sketch in the perceived kinetic architecture series. creating a sense of movement in the static, fluidity, a moment frozen in time. I will continue to explore this concept and hopefully through time and suggestions improve the concept into a dynamic possibility.
My Madusa virus chair is another example of perceived kinetic energy -(see blog – erxells furniture launch)
the concept of creating the illusion of movement in the static is a very strong wildetect and african fauvistic ideal. one of the wildetecture ideals is to as much as possible tap into the unstoppable drum beats of an african continent bursting with dynamic energy.
impact assessment building case studies wildetect style
“The nearness of our vision should never stand in the way of the furthest reaches of our collective imaginations.” QJD 2005
Most modern city scapes are completely lifeless, hulking masses of straight line gridded concrete, steel and glass mirroring an accountant like “less is more” philosophy. Decorated by a pigeon patina and a film of pollution. Most buildings today really lack any form of dynamic energy, they are simply concrete shells designed to fit a one dimensional basic function. Skeletons of ideas in which we move through, conducting our everyday tasks one foot in front of the other. Whilst the accountant’s machine chops huge chunks out of the spiritual, military and medical mans imaginative sculpting process whilst bowing to the terms of the mighty dollar. In times past design projects where undertaken with passion at the forefront – now days the passion is filtered distilled and rendered lifeless through an aggressive accounting process. Our city scape end product speaks for itself.
Wildetects realize there is art that fills a single crochet minute and art to fill generations of like minded poets, designers and artists with inspiration, enthusiasm and dreams of a possible future vision. The goal of the wildetects is to create this perceived dynamic energy in the static – the blur representing movement in artwork. Artists like Caravaggio, Boccioni, van Gogh, Picasso, Malevich, and William Blake alluded to this dynamic vision. Sculptures like Rodin captured it in an instant of time. Architects like Antoni Gaudi, hundertwasser experimented with the dynamic possibilities.
The wildetects are experimenting further with contempory design concepts like – earth branded architecture, perceived kinetic architecture, disintegration of perspective, architectural shadow projection, architectural musical interludes, human driven architectural mechanisms, trompe loeil in architecture. Concepts experimented by designers before – however none really living in and picking up on the energy of a dynamic African continent. – African fauvistic architecture forms the backbone of the wildetects style of architectural expression. Using bold colour and dynamic shapes we seek to experiment with creations that explore this perceived allusive dynamic energy.
See case studies of the impact assessment building creations – wildetect style. Definitely not for the faint hearted however a reaction to living full speed on an African continent.