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

24.1 CONTEMPORARY CARIBBEAN ARCHITECTURE UPDATE

As mentioned in previous blog articles I have been working on a four-year project to publish a book on Contemporary Caribbean Architecture. We are now entering the fourth and hopefully finally year that will culminate in the book being published during the fourth quarter of 2015. Photography is now more… Continue reading

23.3 GEEJAM HOTEL BY CORNERSTONE DESIGN

Geejam is a small and very private boutique hotel located on the lush tropical 6-acre San San Estate close to Port Antonio on the north coast of Jamaica. The Geejam website claims that the Jamaican press as one of the “top ten most fascinating places to hang out”. On the… Continue reading

23.2 ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKLIST II

Books on architectural photography provide the basis for further appreciation and education on both architecture and photography. Books may be focussed on a variety of perspectives; theoretical, technical, or a body of work by an architect or a photographer. Here is an updated collection of books on architectural photography. Architectural… Continue reading