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41 – PORT OF SPAIN: an architectural record

LUMIS is promoting the publication of a book: Port Of Spain – an architectural record. Please consider supporting this worthwhile project to record the architectural heritage of the districts of our capital city: St. James, Woodbrook, St. Clair, Newtown, Uptown, Belmont and Downtown. The book will also contain a number… Continue reading

40.2 REDHILL HOUSE: Kingston, Jamaica

n contrast, this house designed by Errol Alberga is located at Red Hills in Kingston, Jamaica in which sun-shading creates a contemporary crenelated form.


 

39.1 VIEW OVER KINGSTON [re-post]

This house is an example of how a strong design solution can enhance the value of ordinary buildings. The project is actually an existing house with an extension on the east and west facades with the intention of attracting a diplomatic type tenant. Typical of Cornerstone’s work is the use… Continue reading

39.2 NO MONEY, NO LOVE

It’s been over a year of lockdown with very little paying assignments. Mind you, I am not complaining – at least I am not in the travel nor vacation business. So, what does one do?  I have been spending time to create my own ‘projects’.

First of all, I… Continue reading

39.3 ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY: Value and Benefits

Understanding the  value and benefits of architectural photography and its role in a design firm’s marketing and branding strategy is key in today’s highly competitive marketplace. Established design firms invest 8-10% of their annual budget in marketing, of which architectural photography forms a significant portion. It’s important for designers… Continue reading

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

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