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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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University of the West Indies, Trinidad

This is a sketch I did of the courtyard in front of the Main Library at the University of the West Indies in St. Augustine, Trinidad. I also have it on the Thinking Insomniac Architecture & Urban Sketches Calendar.

The Main Library and many other buildings on the Campus are of a Brutalist Architecture. Brutalist Architecture highlights the raw surfaces of the actual materials of construction, rather than any applied finish. Its trademark is that of uncovered, grey concrete as in the Main Library Building.  Architecture is created out of a series of statements on  materials, their articulation, their connections, and how they stand up. Buildings can be covered up – hiding how it is put together, or revealed – showing how it is put together. Brutalist architecture underlines the identifiable origins of materials, accentuates undisguised edges, and highlights the natural state.

Reference: Walls Have Feelings: Architecture, Film, and the City by Katherine Shonfield

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