Tucked away on a remote hillside overlooking the north coast is an artist’s house and studio designed by Jenifer Smith Architects. The house enjoys an inspiring view over the north coast and is made up of three elements; the main concrete building with a double height studio and living… Continue reading
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
Mangwana is a house designed by Edgley Design in Bequia. One of the images I created for the house remains one of my favourites many years after it was published in my book, Contemporary Caribbean Architecture. During the downtime in 2020 I took an online Photoshop workshop with David… Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
Probably one of the most comprehensive booklist on architectural photography and you can download the 2019 version.
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
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