Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

16/10/2018 路 4 min read 路 ~10 路 2
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House Chidi, Copperleaf Golf Estate, South Africa

House Chidi, Copperleaf Golf Estate, South Africa

The Story of House Chidi, was a long one, in fact both my Client and I will both agree, it was hard work getting this house through the planning process.However with perseverance (& a wee bit of the luck of the Irish French and some fast talking...

Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

Thanks for the share Lada 馃彙 Prkic!

13/11/2018
Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

Thanks so much for the share !

13/11/2018
Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

6d ago 路 4 min read 路 ~10 路 3
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Kim Wheeler

Kim Wheeler

14/11/2018 路 4 min read 路 ~10
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An Englishman goes abroad

An Englishman goes abroad

Hi All.......Well it鈥檚 been a week now since I left the UK....not a sad departure...but certainly a stressful one, and most likely the worst week I have endured for a very long time,...first organising the dogs at Heathrow was a nightmare...four...

Kim Wheeler

Kim Wheeler

sometimes leaving what you think is safe is the only way to actually see the truth...so for one..I am glad I did but I always had my suspicions but caught in the controlled regime I couldn't change..unless i left...

5d ago
Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

Kim Wheeler - I felt that way in the 80's towards the end, austerity then excess, I felt like it was a large golden bubble that was about to burst. On my last visit I saw the bubble hadn't burst, it had deflated and was on the ground, a beautiful golden balloon bubble that was on the side of the road (not even on the curb...).

6d ago
Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

3/12/2018 路 8 min read 路 ~10 路 5
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Dave Worthen

Dave Worthen

31/7/2018 路 8 min read 路 ~10
When Misunderstanding Crashes the Party

When Misunderstanding Crashes the Party

You met Understanding, yes?Do you recall when you first met?It鈥檚 been some time ago.Maybe when you were three months old and you finally understood when your mother said 鈥淕ood morning little Jack鈥 that you were Jack. Or Jill. Whatever the case...

Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

It's amazing how easy it is to get into an argument - Shimmer and I have been trying to fix the light at the back of my studio. 3 hours later in stinking heat... result - I have to go to Fereriras to replace a bit that came out of the light fitting. It's lunchtime and we nearly had a HUGE row! Fortunately my bad jokes alleviated the problem.

I am feeling rather lazy, I've been working since 6am, I wanted to take Pepper to the vets for a check up (that scar is impressive, but it's healing up nicely) and I need to go and see my mechanic Fred as Larry needs a radiator replacement (fortunately the hoses are all OK).

Don't you just love it when your sports car has been taken out by a tank!! (I haven't bothered to re gas my aircon since 2007...so I KNOW IT DOESN'T WORK...).

Fingers crossed I actually get some work done this afternoon...

6d ago
Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

Am a wee bit booked up right now Bill Stankiewicz, 馃悵 Brand Ambassador - hoping to make it to The States by the spring (March/April) - we don't get much of a cherry blossom show here in SA (and I hear you have Jacarandas too...).

4/12/2018
Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

26/11/2017 路 3 min read 路 ~10 路 6
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Weird and Wonderful Buildings Part Three - Three Buildings that Make Music

Weird and Wonderful Buildings Part Three - Three Buildings that Make Music

Forget buildings that look like musical instruments - how about buildings that make their own music?聽 I came across the聽Dresden's "Court of Water" House in Dresden's Kunshof Passage Collective聽 in my previous Bizarre Buildings post on buildings...

Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

Paul Walters - wouldn't it be amazing if we could hold our own concert in one of those old yards - I love Yard 2 at Fereiras in Honeydew. I was in Yard 1 the other day and the woodworking work shop. I think I will take my camera with on my next expedition!

6d ago
Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

Luiz Henrique Souza .E. - I love going into old factories and hardware stores, often I have a small stick in my hand - I love giving those lovely old copper pipes a tap!

6d ago
Claire L Cardwell

Claire L Cardwell

17/4/2018 路 11 min read 路 ~10 路 1
To The Naked Architect and 2 more
Out and About Part Four - Handbags at Dawn!

Out and About Part Four - Handbags at Dawn!

The last three years or so have been tough, really tough.聽 On many days I have questioned my entire existence as an Architectural Designer.聽 On top of 3 staff members dying I have had 4 separate legal battles to fight and am still paying off a...

Claire L Cardwell
23/4/2018
Jerry Fletcher

Jerry Fletcher

Claire, Sometimes adversity strengthens you but weakens your resolve. Stick to it. Don't let the bastards wear you down.

23/4/2018

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