38.2 HOW IT’S DONE: VALUE FOR MONEY

I have long held the view that a relatively small investment in good photography­ can lead to significant returns in new commissions and awards. One of my clients, Randall Waddell of Homework Design Studio, is an excellent example of how this can be done. Randall commissioned LUMIS Photography to create… Continue reading

37.1 QUEEN STREET RESTORATION

 

Taking care of our built heritage is a worthwhile endeavour to maintain the historic fabric of Port of Spain. While many building owners might take an easy shortcut and merely repaint the structure, full credit goes to Gregory Aboud for ensuring a proper job by engaging acla:works architects to… Continue reading

37.2 OWP APARTMENT RENOVATION

 

This is an example of the benefit of using design to enhance urban apartment living. Acla:works architects were engaged to design the interior refurbishment of this simple 3-bedroom apartment. The solution involved opening up the living spaces to create a more spacious feel and then upgrading finishes to… Continue reading

37.3 RESIDENTIAL TRANSFORMATION

Transforming people’s lives and spaces through design is definitely Randall’s raison d’etre. I was called in by Randall on a Friday afternoon to visit a job he wanted photographed the next day. When I arrived at the residence the place was crawling with workers everywhere so I asked Randall, “are… Continue reading

36.1 HOUSE INTERIOR

Interested in seeing how a conservative house can be transformed with eclectic design? Local Designer, Randall Waddell of HomeWork Design Studio designed the interior of this Victoria Gardens home including the selection of furniture, fittings and artwork. Working within the constraints of a recently refurbished house, Waddell excels at creating… Continue reading

36.2 THE ATRIUM

 

A sustainable design strategy in the workplace environment is the nexus to introduce an atrium to control daylight penetration in an avant-garde office building. Acla:works, architects for this ‘back-office’ building describes the design solution in terms of a simple diagram. Rather than centrally locating the building core, it… Continue reading

36.3 APARTMENT MAKEOVER

A rare opportunity for a Trinidadian interior designer to enjoy a virtual freehand to choose acclaimed iconic furniture and artwork that would be the envy of art aficionados anywhere. Upon entering the hallway of the apartment one is faced with an acrylic waterfall feature and from there on one is… Continue reading

35.2 BANK INTERIOR

A small bank branch designed by acla:works architects is the focus of attention for this blog.

The use of color, textures, materials and lighting when combined with carefully selected furniture result in a cheerful contemporary interior. Continue reading

35.3 APARTMENT INTERIOR

This spacious apartment with a panoramic view over Port of Spain and the Gulf of Paria was refurbished by Randall Waddell – Principal Designer at HomeWork Design Studio. Following the refurbishment the interior was staged for Decoded, a TV Series produced by Bad Granny with four sub brands that include… Continue reading