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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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City Hall, San Fernando, thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, sketchcrawl

City Hall, San Fernando

Thanks again for a great event SketchCrawlers! It was my second time and I enjoy this sooo much!!! This SketchCrawl I went to the southern city of San Fernando in Trinidad & Tobago. Here are my sketches and I look forward to the other one!!

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San Fernando Hospital, Trinidad

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Buildings in San Fernando

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Abstract Architecture for the day:

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George Eliot
English novelist (1819 – 1880)

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Visual recipe-Peanut Punch

I have been a bit under the weather since yesterday, and wasn’t able to do a new Visual Recipe. ;-(. I have posted my Peanut Punch Visual Recipe for you. Hope you enjoy!  Don’t forget tomorrow is the 32nd World Wide SketchCrawl. I hope I feel better enough to head out and get some sketching done. Have a great weekend all!

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Abstract Architecture for the day:crossing lines. thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, abstract architecture, sayings

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!

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Queens Royal College, Trinidad

9” x 12” Strathmore sketchbook, ink pens, & Sharpies

This is a sketch of “The Main Block” of Queen’s Royal College (QRC) in Trinidad. This is one of four sketches I did on Tuesday. QRC is a bastion of secondary education for boys in Trinidad. The Main Block is so called because it was the first structure on the site, complete with a double row of broad galleries, clock-tower and chiming clock. It is one of the architectural “jewels in the crown” of Port of Spain; one of the ‘Magnificent Seven,’ which is a series of mansions by the Queen’s Park Savannah. These were built to flaunt the wealth of the early 20th-century cocoa barons and other notables, all dating from 1904.

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Right

In my sketch, if you look carefully you will notice that the left and right facades at the ends are different. See photos above. I do not know how they ended up being different, but I find the quirk quite attractive, and very interesting. I would love to know about this. Previous Post on the QRC Clock Tower >>

Abstract Architecture for the day:abstract architecture, thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, architect

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Museum of Port of Spain, Trinidad, thinking insomniac, vernelle noel, architecture

Museum of Port of Spain, Trinidad

6” x 8.5” Pen, ink,  and Sharpie in Ryman sketchbook
 

This is a sketch of the Museum of the City of Port of Spain (not to be confused with the National Museum). It’s located on the corner of South Quay and Frederick Street. I have never been in it, but it always catches my attention. Its simplicity, galleries, the rhythm of the slender posts and balustrades, the punched openings, the roof… I like this building very much. The lower floor appears as a strong form, a rectangular bar with punched openings… The four smaller openings mirror each other on either side of the building, but the facade is asymmetrical. The slender posts extending from the ground to the roof creates a lovely rhythm matching the openings in the walls, balustrades, and the roof. It feels light…shading, cooling and covering the heavier, thicker walls below. A fantastic example of Caribbean architecture.

Abstract Architecture for the day:

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This is a negative of a building I drew in 1997 that I saw in a magazine. See the original Post here >>>.

The sketch, for an architect, may allow for the discovery of a concept at the beginning of a project; however, they can be employed in all stages of the design process, even as an observational recording long after the building is constructed. In early stages, an architect’s imagination is open to many possibilities; no potentiality is ruled out (Casey, 1976). These options might be fragmented and vague, but they begin a thinking process, as this first sketch often must be drawn with great speed to capture the rapid flashes of mental stimulation. Werner Oechslin feels the sketch is the appropriate medium for design: ‘The sketch is ideally suited for capturing the fleetingness of an idea’ . If the sketch itself is a brief  outline, then it may, in fact, reflect the brief thoughts of the mind.

Architects depend upon sketches as the medium for the creative process they employ to conceptualize architecture. Since they are easily transformable images, they play a major role in architectural thinking; they form and deform architectural ideas. This flexibility affects architectural understanding, and the comprehension requires reflection and translation. Sketches are the visual manifestation of character or attitude that allows the transformation of a physical object or concept into another dimension or media. Exploring the representational qualities of sketches discloses the tangible and intangible aspects that make them fundamental in any process of design.

ARCHITECTS’ DRAWINGS – A Selection of Sketches by World Famous Architects Through History by Kendra Schank Smith

Abstract Architecture for the day:

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Donau City Church in Vienna

This is a sketch of the church of Christus Hoffnung der Welt (Christ the Hope of the World) by Heinz Tesar in Donau City, Vienna, Austria. I sketched this while on my EuroTrip on May 30th, 2005. From the exterior, this “black box” building appears dense, heavy, guarded, untouchable, with “little circles” on it. Walk inside, and it’s an entirely different story. It is light, warm, breath-taking, grounded, calming, open, and thoughtful. The walls, ceilings and furniture is done in a light birch wood. The “little circles” and cubes of glass projecting into the space let light in, creating this airy world. Personally, I love architecture “tricks” and techniques like these. You would never guess the interior from the interior…”never judge a book by its cover…” not that the cover of this wonderful book is unappealing, by no means…it simply tells a different story.

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In certain lights, its dark chromium (stainless) steel seems to make the building an almost black cuboid. But with even a little bit of sunshine, it changes as you walk round from deep purple to shimmering silver. A repetitive grid of bolts made of ordinary stainless steel shows how the dark steel plates are fixed, pays homage to Wagner’s famous aluminum bolt heads at the Postsparkasse in the proper city over the river, and sets up a small-scale detailed pattern that mediates between that of the plates and the circular piercings that bring daylight to the interior. The skin is taut and smooth. Each corner of the square plan is eroded into a reverse angle, intended to make the block less formidable from outside, and permitting more light to enter. Inside, the atmosphere is almost totally different from the severe external presence. Pale birch panelling on walls and ceiling is echoed in the pews, giving the whole place a gentle, luminous warmth, which changes in intensity and emphasis with the weather and time of day. The portholes, large and small, might be expected to generate glare, but rarely do because they are so numerous and have deep reveals, funneled and sometimes inclined, so surrounding each circular source of light with diffused luminance. Behind the almost black syenite altar, rough-hewn in contrast to the smooth birch, is a gently emphasized circle in the paneling, pierced in only one place, at the crux of the quietly incised cross to mark the axis from congregation to altar to priest to the emblem of Christ.

In the Wilderness: A Very Small Building Brings a Sense of Place, Humanity and Gentleness to the Harsh and Absurd Urban Landscapes of Vienna’s Business Satellite by Peter Davey

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I do these little sketches (partis) in my 3.5″ x 5″ Strathmore Sketchbook … I call them abstract architecture… Sometimes imaginary, other times a play on real things I see, architecture and more… Hope you enjoy!

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