Category Archives: Architecture

MovieTowne – Streets of the World – in Trinidad – video

MovieTowne – Streets of the World – in Trinidad – video

Published on Mar 24, 2014 - Streets of the World – Uniting cultures from around the world to create the entertainment mecca of the Caribbean.  If this becomes a reality it will aid in the development of tourism and investment in Trinidad and Tobago with the potential of  making it the “Entertainment Capital of the Caribbean”.

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Buckminster Fuller’s Geodesic Dome home is now a museum

Buckminster Fuller’s Revolutionary Geodesic Dome Home to be Transformed into a Museum

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Buckminster Fulle Dome Restoration

  By Christina Sarich

“Everything you’ve learned in school as “obvious” becomes less and less obvious as you begin to study the universe. For example, there are no solids in the universe. There’s not even a suggestion of a solid. There are no absolute continuums. There are no surfaces. There are no straight lines.” ― Buckminster Fuller

It was the world’s first geodesic dome, imagined and made real by one of the most revolutionary minds of our time. The home was built in the 1960s and was inhabited by the designer and his wife before his passing, but it is still an inspiring monument to a philosopher and architect like no other, R. Buckminster Fuller. Fortunately, it will be made into a museum, free to the public in April of this year, due to a recent investment by inspired individuals.

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A project for 2014 – Save Georgetown’s City Hall

City Hall - Georgetown-Guyana

City Hall – Georgetown-Guyana

DECEMBER 29, 2013 · Stabroek News – Editorial

A project for 2014 – Save Georgetown’s City Hall

There can be few places on the planet where it is more frustrating to live than Guyana. Of course, everyone hopes that 2014 will usher in a new spirit of co-operation and amity in the political firmament; that miracles will be performed with the city’s drains and trenches; that the garbage crisis in all parts of the country will be miraculously confronted; that there will be a dramatic reduction in the crime rate; and that a commendable impact will be made on any number of social perversions, anomalies and pathologies – but we all know it is not going to happen, or at least, not much of it.              

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How to build with clay… and community – TED video

Diébédo Francis Kéré: How to build with clay… and community

Published on Dec 10, 2013

Diébédo Francis Kéré knew exactly what he wanted to do when he got his degree in architecture… He wanted to go home to Gando in Burkina Faso, to help his neighbors reap the benefit of his education. In this charming talk, Kéré shows off some of the beautiful structures he’s helped to build in his small village in the years since then, including an award-winning primary school made from clay by the entire community.

Guyana: Rosie McAndrew visits after 40 years – commentary

November 3, 2013 • Stabroek News – Letter from Rosie McAndrew
Dear Editor

I have just been on my first visit to Guyana in 40 years. From 1968 to 1969, I was a VSO working for Broadcasts to Schools in Georgetown, and I came back in January 1970 to marry Wordsworth McAndrew and teach at St Joseph’s High School. Our daughter Shiri was born in 1972, I completed my Diploma in Education at UG the following summer, and only returned to England after our divorce in September 1973.

Since then, all through my exile, I have held fond memories of the beautiful Garden City that was Georgetown. I loved the elegant white wooden houses with their jalousies and delicate fretwork, in gardens overflowing with bougainvillea, hibiscus and oleander. I loved the wide avenues lined with sweeping flamboyant trees and canals sparkling in the sun. I loved the bridges over trenches to little wooden cottages on stilts, in yards brimming with palm trees and callaloo. I had an idyllic picture in my mind, and came back intent on taking actual photographs to preserve my memories in tangible form.    Continue reading

St George’s Cathedral Of Guyana – By Dmitri Allicock

St George’s Cathedral Of Guyana

By Dmitri Allicock    

The St George's Cathedral

The St George’s Cathedral – Georgetown Guyana

Arguably the tallest wooden structure in the world and serves as a magnificent example of architectural heritage and one of the best preserved in Guyana 

Guyana’s most popular religion is Christianity and one of its most enduring symbols is the 1894 St. George’s Anglican Cathedral.

The history of the Anglican Church in Guyana can be traced as far back as 1781, when the Reverend William Baggs, Chaplain to Sir George Rodney, came to British Guiana.

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The Living Camera – STEPHEN WILTSHIRE – videos

The living Camera – Stephen Wiltshire- videos

Stephen Wiltshire has been called the “Living  Camera.” In this short excerpt from the film Beautiful Minds: A Voyage into the Brain, Wiltshire takes a helicopter journey over Rome and then draws a panoramic view of what he saw, entirely from memory.

Stephen Wiltshire – Artist

Stephen Wiltshire MBE, Hon.FSAI is a British architectural artist who has been diagnosed with autism. He is known for his ability to draw from memory a landscape after seeing it just once. His work has gained worldwide popularity.   [ Wikipedia - Read more]
Stephen Wiltshire - YouTube videos
 Welcome to the official YouTube Channel of artist Stephen Wiltshire.

Stephen Wiltshire – the Cityscape artist - video

May 18, 2011 – 1:56 pm on Guyanese Online

Stephen Wiltshire – the Cityscape artist Stephen Wiltshire is an artist who draws and paints detailed cityscapes. He has a particular talent for drawing lifelike, accurate representations of cities, sometimes after having only observed them briefly. He was awarded an MBE for services to the art world in 2006. He studied Fine Art at City […]

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Guyana Yours To Discover – by Mike Charles – video

Guyana Yours To Discover: a Mike Charles video

A DVD Program Featuring Guyana. Produced By Mike Charles Out Of Guyana. This DVD Also Features Music From Guyanese Band – Dave Martins and The Tradewinds.

To Get Your Copy Of This DVD Visit   www.mikecharles.biz

Sacred Heart Church to be reopened in December 2013

Sacred Heart Church to be reopened in December 2013

sacred_heartconstr(Demerara Waves March 30, 2013) – Parishioners of the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church are eagerly looking forward to the reopening of the newly constructed building after it was completely destroyed by fire eight years ago.

 Chairman of the Sacred Heart Rebuilding Committee, Ramsay Ali, said from all indications, the church will be reopened in December of this year. “We are looking at December for the reopening. As things stand now, we need $20M more for the completion of construction works and an additional $25M for furnishing of the building.”           Continue reading

Georgetown: Restoration – commentary

Restoration

Posted By Staff Writer On February 3, 2013 –  Editorial | 

The news that Mayor Hamilton Green had convened a meeting attended, among others, by some well-known engineers, not to mention Eddy Grant, on how to go about restoring City Hall was certainly uplifting to the spirits of all citizens who have the material heritage of Georgetown at heart. A decision came out of it on how to proceed, which would have given residents a glimmer of hope that Ignatius Scoles’ stately structure may yet not suffer the same fate as the New Amsterdam Hospital.

The only reservation, if such it could be called, was the fact that no senior representative of government was in attendance, although that would be of little account provided that they are prepared to work with the city council and with the special technical team which is being proposed. The National Trust, however, was present, and they are of course a critical agency in their own right.    Continue reading

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