JOSHUA TREE 2016

JOSHUA TREE 2016

A VERY GOOD YEAR FOR HEALTH AND SURVIVING

AN INSIGHTFUL AND THOUGHTFUL POD INTERVIEW ON MY ARCHITECTURAL CAREER BY ERIK KNUTZEN: A MUST TO HEAR.  Root Simple Interview

PATRICK WEBSTER ARTIST STUDIO REMODEL, A PROPOSAL OF A SERIES OF WEDGE WING WALLS ADDED TO THE FRONT FOR ADDITIONAL SPACE, CAR PORT, ENTRANCE COURT, DECKS AND SHADING. PROJECT PUT ON HOLD.

FRONT ELEVATION OF PATRICK WEBSTER’S DING BAT STUCCO RANCH STYLE HOUSE, TYPICAL OF THE EXISTING HOUSES IN THE AREA.
I LOVE DOING A NUMBER ON THESE STUCCO DISASTERS.

FRONT ELEVATION

EAST ELEVATION

EXISTING TOILET IN JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK

MAD HATTER JOSHUA TREE TOILET ADDITION ROUGH MODEL

THE BEST THING ABOUT JOSHUA TREE IS THE NATIONAL PARK THAT SHOWS OFF WONDERFUL ROCK FORMATIONS. A COUPLE MILLION PEOPLE VISIT ANNUALLY. I LOVE NATIONAL PARKS, BECAUSE THE NATURE IS PRESERVED AND MAN MADE BUILDINGS KEPT TO A MINIMUM. THE NATIONAL PARK SYSTEM HAS A STANDARD TOILET THEY USE IN A NUMBER OF PARKS THAT IS A JARRING VISUAL CONTRAST TO ROUNDED BOLDERS OF JOSHUA TREE PARK.

SO I DID A SIMPLE MODEL OF A HAT TO SIT ON TOP OF THE EXISTING TOILETS THAT BLENDED IN WITH THE BOLDERS. IT COULD BE LIGHT WEIGHT AND ADD A SHADING ELEMENT TO THE SIGNIFICANT GATHERING PLACE THAT VISITORS USE FOR A VARIETY OF FUNCTIONS. A NO BRAINER TO SELL, BUT MET WITH IMMEDIATE RESISTANCE FROM THE HEAD OF THE PARK. ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT NEEDED A LOT OF TIME TO PUSH, AND I JUST BACKED OFF.

I AM SURE I COULD RAISE MONEY THROUGH ONE OF THE MANY KICK START FUNDING PROGRAMS. NAMING EACH HAT FOR THE DONER.

DAVE MAHAFFEY . OF ACTION PLUMBING THAT SERVICES THE TOILETS, CLAIMING HE HAS A RECYCLE WATER SYSTEM THAT COULD BE IMPLEMENTED AS WELL TO GO ALONG WITH THE NEW LOOK. HE HAS PRESENTED HIS IDEAS TO THE PARK.

ROLO CASTILLO, ARTIST, GALLERY OWNER, CURRATOR, ROCK FESTIVAL INSTIGATOR, AND PARTY MAN. A MAN OF MANY PROMISES,
HIS BIRTHDAY HAT WAS THE ONLY THING THAT GOT BUILT, AND THAT WAS A GIFT TO HIM

A HAT THAT COULD BE ARCHITECTURE

ROLO WANTING A PERFORMANCE BACKDROP . HE HAD A STACK OF CLEAR DOUGLAS FIR 4”X6” 20’ LONG THAT HE GOTTEN FREE, AND STATED “BUILD WITH THESE STICKS.”

HE WAS THRILLED WITH THE DESIGN AND POSTED ON FACEBOOK HIS DELIGHT.

BUT WHEN I SAID WE NEEDED TO MAKE SURE IT DID NOT FALL DOWN, IT WAS TO MUCH FOR HIM TO TACKLE. THE GREY AREA BETWEEN CONCEPT AND REALITY TOO SIGNIFICANT. THE WILD WEST DOES NOT PREVAIL, BUT I WISH IT DID.

HYPERBOLIC WARPED SURFACES

THE SECOND SCHEME FOR THE PERFORMANCE STAGE USING A SIMPLE TRUSS SYSTEM THAT COULD BE BUILT ON GROUND AND TITLED UP.

TRUSS PERFORMING ART STAGE, NOTICE THE BEE. ADDED A SURREALISTIC BIT OF FLAIR

ROLO COSTILLO NEEDING A SYSTEM TO ENHANCE HIS DAVE MAHAFFEY CLOSED LOOP WATER TREATMENT CENTER THAT IS UP AND WORKING WITH TOILET, SINK AND SHOWER. THE WATER RESERVIOR ON THE RIGHT. A RESTROOM CENTER FOR EVENTS.

DAVE MAHAFFEY A WATER SPEALIST THAT OWNS ACTION PUMPING. I CALL HIM GOD, BECAUSE HE CAN DESIGN AND BUILD ALL THE TECHNICAL THINGS ABOUT WATER COLLECTION AND RECYCLING THAT WE ALL WANT TO HAPPEN. HE HAS THE BUILT PROJECTS WITH WATER TO DEMONSTRATE THE REALITY OF HIS CLAIMS. DOWN SIDE IS THAT HE LIVES AND TALKS WATER ALL THE TIME. THUS, PEOPLE THINK HE IS WEIRD. BUT I FIND THAT GENIUS BEHAVIOR, WHICH I CAN RELATE TO BECAUSE I AM COMSUMED BY ARCHITECTURE NIGHT AND DAY. ALL PRAISE TO HIM. HE IS A FANTASTIC GIFTED SOURSE THAT COULD SOLVE THE WATER PROBLEMS CAUSED BY MAN. WAKE UP WORLD, USE HIM.

ROLO LOVED THE SCREENING SYSTEM, BUT DID NOT EXECUTE, EVEN AFTER I FURNISHED SKETCHES TO MAKE IT A REALITY

ROLO HAD A SERIOUS PHYSICAL OPERATION RECENTLY, THAT PUT NEGATIVE CLOUDS HANGING OVER OUR PROJECTS TOGETHER. HE IS RECOVERING AND PUTTING FREQUENT POSTS OF HIMSELF ON FACEBOOK, . EVERY TIME I TURN AROUND HE HAS BUILT SOMETHING NEW, SO I AM MYSTIFIED THAT HE DOES NOT HAVE THE PATIENCE TO DO A PROJECT WTH ME.

A LIKEABLE ARTIST THAT HAS AN AVENTURESOME SPIRIT, THAT IS MEANT TO THRIVE IN JOSHUA TREE.

A GATE FOR ARTIST DAUGHTER YASMINA DEDIJER-SMALL AND HUSBAND SEA CAPTAIN JAMIE HOLZGRAF. I IN JOSHUA TREE AND THEY IN SAINT JOHNS PORTLAND OREGON. JAMIE BUILDING FROM LONG DISTANCE.

YASMINA CLAIMING THERE WERE MORE POSITIVE HITS ON HER FACEBOOK ABOUT THE GATE THAN ANYTHING SHE HAD EVER RECEIVED. SO MAYBE I SHOULD STICK WITH GATES AND DECKS?

MY DAUGHTER YASMINA AND JAMIE GET THE PRIZE FOR BUILDING FOR 2016. THEY BEING DESIGN SENSITIVE, BUT BUILING LONG DISTANCE IS A BIT OF A CHALLENGE WHEN IT IS ROUGH SKETCHES AND CONSTRUCTION THINGS IN THE FIELD.

BACK OF DRIVEWAY GATE

SIDE YARD GATE THAT MADE THE CONNECTION BETWEEN PROPERTY LINE FENCE AND COTTAGE HOME.

BACK OF GATE

THE DECK AND BASEMENT GATE WAS A FAST MUST RENT HOUSE PROJECT. THE DESIGN SCALED DOWN FROM ORIGINAL PROPOSAL – TIME AND MONEY. SASHA MY THREE YEAR OLD GRANDSON DOING HIS THING.

SOME DETAILS MARGINALIZED. BUT THE RESULT IS USED AND LOVED .

ROBERT ROOTENBERG, ARTIST, SCULPTOR, LAWYER EXISTING HOUSE IN JOSHUA TREE WITH U DRIVE

A FACE LIFT TRELLIS FOR ROBERT ROOTENBERG’S EXISTING HOUSE, A ROUGH MODEL THAT WAS PUT ON HOLD

HWY 62, A DANGEROUS STRECH OF ROAD RUNNING THROUGH AN ART COMMUNITY. TWO PEOPLE KILLED IN 2016 CROSSING THE ROAD AT NIGHT.
EVEN DURING THE DAY IT IS A CHALLENGE FOR A PEDESTRIAN TO GET ACROSS THIS ROAD, THUS CREATING A SOUTH AND NORTH BARRIER FOR THE COMMUNITY.

A PREDESTRIAN BRIDGE WITH PARTNER RANDY POLUMBO, ARTIST, SCULPTOR, PHOTOGRAPHER, WRITER, CONTRACTOR, LANDLORD, ETC.

THE CONCEPT TO MAKE A SAFE ARTY FUN HAPPENING PEDESTRIAN CROSSING. ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS, AND COMMUNITY ART SHOWS ETC.

ENCLOSED ELEVATORS AND OPEN STAIRS BOTH SIDES. OTIS ELEVATOR BID FOR TWO COMMERCIAL ELEVATORS INSTALLED $150,000.

ALL DIMENSIONS CLEARED WITH THE MILITARY AND CAL TRANS FOR MOVEMENT OF TRUCKS, MILITARY EQUIPMENT AND VEHICLES.

WAITING TO HAPPEN, IT JUST NEEDS TIME, REFINEMENT AND RESOURSES TO DEVELOP THE PROJECT. RANDY POLUMBO SAYING HE KNOWS PEOPLE THAT WOULD FUND A LIFE SAVING FUN ART PIECE LIKE THIS.

A ROUGH MODEL THAT LACKS REFINEMENT OF A SLIGHTLY ARCHED WALKING SURFACE.

THE SHADING BANDS WRAP AROUND THE BOTTOM AS WELL. THE COLOR COULD BE THE DESERT RUSTIC METAL LOOK . GERARD LEANNE, THE OWNER OF THE JOAHUA TREE SALOON NEAR BY , SAID HE WOULD ENDORSE THE RUST COLOR.

THE STRUCTURAL SYSTEM A LATTICE STRUCTURE THAT ACTS AS A WIDE HOLLOW BEAM.

JOSHUA TREE SALOON PATIO AREA

GERARD LADANNE, THE OWNER OF THE JOSHUA TREE SALOON NEEDED SHADING FOR HIS OUTDOOR PATIO AREA ASKED ME FOR AN IDEA. RATHER THAN SETTING A FEE, I SAID I WOULD DO AN IDEA AND GET HIS REACTION. THE SALOON BEING A FAVORITE HANG OUT OF MINE.

THE CONCEPT WAS A SERIES OF PARALLEL CABLES WITH A FABRIC AWNING THAT COULD BE MANUAL OR AUTOMATICALLY OPENED AND CLOSED WITH WINCHES. I BUILT THIS MODEL AND DID SOME DRAWINGS OF THE DETAILS. EVERYONE I SHOWED IT TO THAT WORKED IN THE SALOON OR WERE CUSTOMERS THOUGHT IT WAS FABLULOUS. I COULD NOT CARRY THE MODEL THROUGH THE SALOON WITHOUT PEOPLE STOPPING ME AND PRAISEING THE DESIGN, BUT GERARD AND DAUGHTER SAID, TOO AMBITIOUS AT THIS TIME. THEY HAVE A WINNING FORMULA OF EARNING MONEY, BUT THIS SOLUTION WOULD BRING A WHOLE NEW DIMENSION THAT WOULD COMPENSATE THE INVESTMENT AND MAKE A STUNNING ADDITION TO THE COMMUNITY.

THE SALOON ATTRACTING WORLD VISTORS AT THE JUCTION OF HWY 62 AND PARK STREET WHICH IS A MAJOR ENTRANCE TO THE NATIONAL PARK.
I NEVER KNOWING WHO WILL BE SITTING NEXT TO ME FROM AROUND THE WORLD.

MY COMPENSATION BEING A FEW HAMBURGER DINNERS WHILE WATCHING OREGON DUCKS LOSE FOOTBALL GAMES.

USED TELEPHONE POLES USED AS MAIN STRUCTURE. A FAVORITE OF GERARD TO BUILD WITH.

BIRD’S EYE VIEW OR RETRACTABLE SUN SHADE AWNING TYING INTO EXISTING STRUCURE.

ALLIGATOR TALBLES 4’X16” X 16” HIGH

I NEEDED SOME TABLES TO FINISH OFF MY INTERIOR OF AFFORADABLE STRAN BOARD FURNITURE IN MY SHACK.

REAL SIMPLE TO BUILD BOTH TABLES OUT OF A 4X8 SHEET OF 1/2’” THICK STRAND BOARD

WHICH PROVES TO ME, BEING MY OWN CLIENT IS THE WAY TO GO.

COMBINED TO MAKE A SMALL DINNING TABLE

FROM THE ALLIGATOR TABLE I REALIZED I COULD MAKE A SIMPLE ROCKING CHAIR WITH THE SAME SYSTEM.

ROCKING CHAIRS BEING EXTREMELY HEALTHY FOR BLOOD CIRCULATION . A NEW HANDS ON PROJECT THAT I WILL BUILD IN 2017.

THE SECRET PROJECT THAT IS BEING REFINED

A LECTURE AT THE: ESCUELA LIBRE DE ARQUITECTURA , TIJUANA, MEXICO , CARLOS GAMINO AND ORHAN AYYUCE PROFESSORS.

IN A RED LIGHT AREA THAT HAD A CARTEL SHOOT OUT IN FRONT OF THE SCHOOL IN THE EARLY MORNING AFTER MY LECTURE THE NIGHT BEFORE.

THE STUDENTS INTELLIGENT AND EAGER TO LEARN WITH QUESTIONS AND PRAISE. AN ENRICHING TIME FOR ALL INVOLVED.

A GROUP PHOTO WITH STUDENTS AND PROFESSORS. ARCHITECT PROFESSOR CARLOS GAMINO ON MY LEFT AND DIRECTOR ENRIQUE GONZALES -SLIVA HOLDING THE CHILD. ARCHITECT CARLOS GAMINO GRADUATING FROM SCI-ARC AND A FORMER STUDENT OF MINE.

WORK SHOP ON THE AVENUE OF THE REVOLUTION TIJUANA

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One comment

  1. This is so exciting for me that you are keep posting nice design… I am Boris Dai, your Chinese student when we work together in AAU. Right now I am in Guangzhou, China, and I have been work for three years after I got master degree from AAU. Hopefully sometimes we can meet in US or China again!

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