Category Archives: Architecture

Construction of new Demerara River Bridge at Houston to begin next year

Construction of new Demerara River Bridge at Houston to begin next year

Aug 19, 2017  – Kaieteur News

The present Demerara Harbour Bridge opened 02 July 1978

Construction on the long-awaited new Demerara River Bridge, to ease the pressure on the Harbour Bridge, is expected to begin next year, government says.

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The Government of Guyana said it is moving along with its plan to construct a new Demerara River Bridge and will soon commence the process of pre-qualifying contractors for the project.

Through the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, contractors will be pre-qualified for the finance, design, building, and maintenance components of the structure. These works will be procured through public tendering, with a restricted number of bidders.   Continue reading

Grace Kim: How cohousing can make us happier (and live longer) – video

Grace Kim: How cohousing can make us happier (and live longer)

10:15 minutes · Filmed Apr 2017 · Posted Jul 2017 · TED2017

Loneliness doesn’t always stem from being alone. For architect Grace Kim, loneliness is a function of how socially connected we feel to the people around us — and it’s often the result of the homes we live in.

She shares an age-old antidote to isolation: cohousing, a way of living where people choose to share space with their neighbors, get to know them, and look after them. Rethink your home and how you live in it with this eye-opening talk.       Watch now »

A History of Africa – Includes BBC Articles and Videos

Ancient History of Africa Documentary 2017

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The View from Europe: Re-imagining Caribbean cities – By David Jessop 

The View from Europe: Re-imagining Caribbean cities

By David Jessop   Published on July 8, 2017

David Jessop

According to speakers at the recently held Chicago Forum on Global Cities, nearly four-fifths of future growth is likely to come between now and 2030 from urban centres with over 0.5 million people.

At the event, presenters demonstrated that not only is this one of the positive effects of well-planned urbanisation, but that cities create significant intellectual, cultural and other benefits of value, in a world moving towards the provision of services through better educated, globally connected populations.      Continue reading

Light Street – Walk with me in Albert-town, Georgetown – Raphael Video

Light Street – Walk with me in Albert-town, Georgetown

Published on Apr 13, 2017

Deadly London Fire Shows How Concerns of Poor ‘Constantly Neglected’

“We need to deal with this—we need people to be safe living in high rise buildings,” said Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

“Anyone who’s worked anywhere in the inner city—this isn’t a surprise,” said Danny Vance, an Associate Pastor at Notting Hill Community Church. (Photo: Matt Dunham/AP)

As the death toll from the horrific and “unprecedented” fire that engulfed London’s Grenfell Tower on Wednesday continues to climb, some are highlighting the institutional and economic reasons behind the devastation amid concerns that frequent safety warnings were ignored by the British government.

“Things like this are going to keep happening if the poor are ignored in this city.”
—Danny Vance, Associate Pastor at Notting Hill Community Church        Continue reading

Nature’s greatest artist Puffer Fish – An Unbelievable Artist…. In The Ocean! – BBC

Nature’s greatest artist Puffer Fish – An Unbelievable Artist…. In The Ocean!

An example of the perfection I’ve found in the BBC-Earth documentaries Ep05

Lucky for us we have a video to watch something quite unbelievable….  we probably wouldn’t believe it otherwise.

For one week – 24 hours a day  – the male Japanese Puffer Fish works to create a masterpiece that will attract a mate.  The symmetry of his construction mimics God’s handiwork – it’s that amazing!  He uses his fins as a tool to sculpt and chisel an incredible masterpiece – his finished work of art will captivate you too!  Enjoy this video.

Oronoque Street | Walk with me in Georgetown – Video by Raphael

Oronoque Street | Walk with me in Georgetown – Video by Raphael

Raphael – Published on May 9, 2017
Walk with me on Oronoque Street in Queenstown, Georgetown, Guyana

New Garden Street | Walk with me in Georgetown – Video by Raphael

New Garden Street | Walk with me in Georgetown – Video by Raphael

Raphael  – Published on May 8, 2017
Walk with me on New Garden Street in Queenstown, Georgetown

South Rd and Chanderpaul Dr | Walk with me in Georgetown – Video by Raphael

South Rd and Chanderpaul Dr | Walk with me in Georgetown

Raphael – Published on May 3, 2017
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