28.3 FEATURE PROJECT: banking on the future

28.3 FEATURE PROJECT: Banking On The Future

A recently completed project designed by acla:works architecture + interiors

Banking on the Future: A New Commercial Bank and Student Plaza at the

University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago Continue reading

28.2 WOODBROOK: first glimpse

As part of a series on Port of Spain: A City In Transition we begin with the district of Woodbrook located on west side of the city of Port of Spain and is bounded to the east by Colville Street and Lapeyrouse Cemetery; to the west by the Maraval River; to the north by Tragarete Road and to the south by Wrightson Road. It has two roads, one avenue and 32 streets. Continue reading

27.3 ARCHITECTURE: the scale house

The 50-acre estate owned by Fernandes Distillers Ltd, world renown for its aromatic bitters, has been transformed initially into Fernandes Industrial Centre, but now gradually into its current incarnation, Fernandes Business Centre. It follows that there was an increased need for better eating facilities for its growing population of office… Continue reading

27.2 PUBLISHING: new look at our best spaces

One year after the launch of Contemporary Caribbean Architecture, MACO publishes in Vol. 18 – New Look At Best Spaces: T&T Architect Explores Through Photos Inspiring Modern Caribbean Spaces. To read the article click here or connect to pages 30 & 31 of the MACO article here Continue reading

27.1 PHOTOGRAPHY: driving the marketing strategy

The business of architecture has become more competitive today than ever. Gone are the days when a simple brochure and weekly golf game would be sufficient to obtain a sustainable flow of work. Today an architectural practice needs to be more sophisticated in creating a branding strategy that will form… Continue reading

26.3 PORT OF SPAIN: A CITY IN TRANSITION

Work has started on the next book: Port of Spain A City In Transition.

Port of Spain is rapidly changing: historic buildings are being replaced. The idea is to record the architectural heritage and a few noteworthy contemporary buildings in the city and to propose some new interventions to enhance… Continue reading

26.2 CCA BOOK REVIEWS & COMMENTS

As a successful architect Brian Lewis has an extra insight into the art of photographing buildings, and his latest major project has seen him focus on a stunning selection of contemporary Caribbean houses

As an architect of over forty years standing Brian Lewis eats, sleeps and breathes design, and he… Continue reading

25.1 CONTEMPORARY CARIBBEAN ARCHITECTURE – SOLD OUT

Contemporary Caribbean Architecture, a Limited Edition Collector’s book, is now available on sale at Medulla Art Gallery, 37 Fitt Street, Port of Spain during the week between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM until 17 December. The book contains 328 pages with 500 high-resolution photographs of 50 projects… Continue reading

24.3 VILLA AYAHSOWEDEH BY HMRW ARCHITECTS

Villa Ayahsowedeh is located in Portland on the north coast of Jamaica, near San San just east of Antonio. The villa sits on the waterfront overlooking a shallow bay and, just beyond, Monkey Island.  Villa Ayahsowedeh is marketed as a boutique residence fully equipped and staffed with a chef,… Continue reading

24.2 PEOPLE IN ARCHITECTURAL PHOTGRAPHS

I received an interesting request about the merits/ demerits of including people in architectural photography.

“I was just skimming your latest newsletter and had a thought….an interesting article/ blog might be tackling/ writing about the issue of whether to have people/models in architectural photography and the challenges / pros and… Continue reading