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Milner Hall - UWI, Trinidad

Above is a negative of Milner Hall at the University of the West Indies in St. Augustine, Trinidad. Click here for more on Milner Hall.

I can’t find my paintbrush, so I hope to go get some today…

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UWI Admin Building - St. Augustine, Trinidad

This is a negative of a sketch I did of the Administrative Building at the University of the West Indies in St. Augustine, Trinidad. Here is the original sketch >>>.

Abstract Architecture for the day:

 

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Mount St. Benedict, Trinidad

This is a sketch of Mount St. Benedict, Trinidad north of the UWI St. Augustine Campus that I did earlier this year. The building stands out against the lush, green hillsides overlooking the central plains of Trinidad. This Benedictine Monastic community is the largest and oldest in the Caribbean. It was established in 1912 by monks fleeing Brazil’s attempt to take over their land.

The Abbey of Mount St. Benedict, established in 1912, is a functioning monastery in a spectacular location in the mountains of the Northern Range. From below one sees, 800 feet up the mountainside, an informal grouping of buildings with beige walls and red tile roofs dominated by a tall campanile. The monastery began as a place of refuge for monks escaping civil unrest in Brazil, its first building a simple mud and grass ajoupa. The community is now a sizable complex, designed and constructed by Brother Gabriel Mokveld, primarily between 1938 and 1956. It includes a farm, an apiary, a school, and a rehabilitation center.

Crain, Edward E. Historic Architecture in the Caribbean Islands. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 1994.

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North Side of the Main Library at the University of the West Indies

This is a sketch of the North face of the Main Library at the University of the West Indies in St. Augustine, Trinidad. See more in the Thinking Insomniac Architecture & Urban Sketches Calendar 2011.

The Main Library and many other buildings on the Campus are of a Brutalist Architecture.

Dance if you feel like it today!

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Student Activity Center (SAC) Building - University of the West Indies

Above is a sketch of the SAC Building at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad. It’s usually a regular “liming” spot, but even more so now with it being exam time and all. UWI’s Campus has buildings of many different periods. This one is pretty modern. I like the roof…it’s very tropical, and the use of louvres, open space, etc. Cross winds and ventilation makes it comfortable in our humid climate. The interior needs some work however…one thing that irritates me about the space is its lack of electrical outlets. There are tens and hundreds of students there and the number of outlets to accommodate them is FAR too few.

Hope you have a great day today, and remember:

Great people talk about ideas, Average people talk about things, and Small people talk about other people.

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University of the West Indies - Learning Resource Center (St. Augustine)

Above is a sketch I did of the Learning Resource Center at the University of the West Indies in St. Augustine, Trinidad. The Campus has a distinctive and rich landscape of lawns  with magnificent groups of mature indigenous trees and shrubs. They are majestic and beautiful, and provides ample shade from the hot Caribbean sun while beckoning the cool Caribbean breeze.

Have a productive and happy Thursday everyone!

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UWI Admin Building - St. Augustine, Trinidad

This is a sketch I did of the Admin. Building at the University of the West Indies in St. Augustine, Trinidad. There is no body of water in front of the building creating a reflection as indicated above. The reflection shown is actually the back of the page on which I drew the sketch. I scanned it, and composed them to appear as a reflection.

If you have any ideas for tomorrow’s Visual Recipe, just let me know.

Architecture Sketch – St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome, Italy

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