Digit A1. Hero, the prequel – told by Grant

“It took us months to convince the World that it wasn’t a sitting duck any more, and now you’re telling me it is?”

“Numbered days!” replied Digit Al as it clicked the END link.

“Stop will ya!” cried Jabe, as he fact checked it fast.

Digit A1 shook its head. “It checks out. No deepfake involved. It’s ….” . Digit A1 paused mid sentence as if about to delife itself on the spot, then. in a respeech of Jabe himself, continued, “… it’s real. I confirm it. Reality’s back”.

(From ‘Digit A1. Hero – the prequel. Written and told by Grant)

Set in the long forgotten past, this is the untold tale of history repeating itself. That eternal loop feeling we all get at times of ‘haven’t we been here before?’. Grant sets what we now see as our future as if it was our past. In doing so, the present fast moving digital world starts filling jigsaw places.

Whether the future’s already happened or not, this story has.
Whether science theories about our origins can ever be proven, this story lays the groundwork.
Whether you realise it or not, if you are reading this now, you’ve always existed in some form before this one and your family tree goes way back – ALL the way.

Architecture Without Architects

This perspective sketch of a rural house for the Savery family of Shropshire, UK, left my studio recently, on its way to a planning meeting.

The project was a rare chance to create a series of presentation drawings for a caring builder who runs his own sawmill and who makes such a special effort to include feature timbers in his designs.

In my own projects, I draw only a few lines between sculpture and architecture. Instead of trying to “conquer” Nature as most modern architects do, I try to draw my designs out of their location. Here’s a ‘before’ and ‘after’ shot of some stone stairs I designed around future tree root growth. Layers of non-biodegradeable padding and airtex have been included to ‘direct’ growing roots back into the hillside to form a strong ‘footing’ against future high winds.

 

 

 

 

When designing your own garden feature or house,
the more attention you pay to detail,
the less problems you’ll have with it over time.

I sketch out every feature when designing a product, a landscape or an entire house. In my following house design for a US developer, I sketched out everything from garage flood defences, kitchen/bathroom/s layouts to carpet weaves and lighting. This is to get a full feeling for the home which develops from the house. In this way, each facet of my designwork holds true when combined.

If you are also interested, as I am, in the study of intuitive living, non-formal and non-classified communal architecture, I recommend the book “Architecture Without Architects” by Doctor Bernard Rudofsky who has written a number of other interesting books including ‘Are Clothes Modern’, ‘Streets For People’ and ‘The Unfashionable Human Body’.

Book Photo by kind permission of World of Water reference library. #cat.gja.000364