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Innovative architecture to ensure a sustainable future Mark Raymond studied at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London and since returning to Trinidad in 1993 has been responsible for a wide range of architectural, urban design and planning projects throughout the Caribbean. Mark has lectured on his work at the Caribbean School of Architecture in Kingston, Jamaica, UNPHU in Santo Domingo, London Metropolitan University and more recently at Yale University.
Artists from ocean environments are invited to compete for a $100,000 public art commission for installation next year in one of the town’s most visible locations, Main Beach’s lifeguard headquarters.
Essay: David Heymann Tough love in a gray suit. Cary Grant in To Catch a Thief (Paramount Pictures, 1955). It is not uncommon today for an architect to give a public lecture about a building and gloss over the parameters of its program or the specific needs of its users, speaking instead mostly about the building's site — its measure, tendencies, desires, structure, mythologies, meaning — as if the problem of architectural design was primarily one of site response.
Hadid’s Performing Arts Center on Saadiyat Island; Detail from Stan Allen and Marc McQuade’s Landform Building. Via Design Observer. Go check out David Heymann’s piece on Design Observer today. It’s a fantastic critique of landscape-as-architecture, a trope that’s been employed as a rationalization tool by architects ranging from Zaha Hadid to Glenn Murcutt.
By MICHAEL J.