The National Commercial Bank has relocated its exiting branch from the bustling town of Negril to the famous nine mile world renown beach centre. This meant the reduction of current space occupied by the existing branch to half its size while keeping the same staff compliment. This also included that the new layout was aligned with their current banking practices and met their needs for the future. The branch is designed to be open in its layout and aligned with the existing business model in terms of the layout of spaces to promote electronic and mobile banking for the future.
Located on the upper north side of Fredrick Street, the façade of SERVOL Caribbean Life Centre, before FORM Architects intervention, belonged to a monotone and dissonant dialect. The design intent of this renovation was to embrace a much-needed architectural language, which speaks to the vibrancy of the street, and it’s passers-by whilst identifying the commercial nature of SERVOL. The project involved the design renovation of the façade and threshold leading to the Doctor’s Office, Credit Union, IT Department and Accounts Facilities. The use of colors and shapes will hopefully remind the city of its proud identity and add to the cultural institution of the annual celebration of Carnival. The choices of materials used are so designed to address the inherent characteristics of street dwellers, carnival players and the harsh qualities of an urban environment. FORM Architects Limited is proud to deliver yet another project to SERVOL Ltd. and the transient and perpetual users of the city of Port of Spain.
The National Commercial Bank is expanding and renovating its existing branch in the hills of Christiana Manchester. This branch is modern in its architectural style and located on the Main Street in this small town. This branch is being expanded to fit with the new digital age of banking by rearranging banking operations and including mobile and electronic means of banking with kiosk( electronic) machines allowing banking to be accessible twenty four hours a day. The building being doubled in size with a complete upgrade with services and is designed to to be fully sustainable with a significant reduction in operation cost for the client.
This is a small sustainable villa to be built in Treasure Beach in St Elizabeth, Jamaica. It is a three-bedroom villa that is to be used as a rental and vacation property with all spaces being naturally ventilated with maximum natural lighting to internal spaces based on its layout. This single-storeyed house is also designed to be built in two phases and be made by local tradesmen with expertise in the area. The house is oriented towards the adjacent to nearby sea with views of the south coast of the island.
The Select Foods Brand is a new brand established by Sampars Trading to transition from a largely wholesale trading of goods entity to an elite retail supermarket. This project was a renovation of an existing supermarket and was carried out in a short timeline of six weeks. This included improving the existing equipment and designing new cashier, produce, and meats services areas, internal deli and kiosk rental spaces. This project was executed through working closely with the contractor and workmen on day and night shifts in order to give direction and enable the project and client to be able to take over the space and resume smooth operations in a short time.
This Tropical Modern villa is located in Black river St Elizabeth and is a weekend home designed to capture and connected to the near by views of the Caribbean Sea. This a two story home with two rooms on the upper floor that connect to an upper level jacuzzi that cascades into a lower level infinity pool that visually connects to the sea. This magnificent view can be seen from all room in the house in an overall open plan of spaces. The house is sustainable and designed to provide adequate shade from the southern sun during the days will providing uninterrupted views to the sea for all its occupants.
The National Commercial Bank is in the process of building a new branch on the grounds of the existing bank in Port Maria, Jamaica. This is a historic town and sits below sea level in some areas and is prone to flooding. The new branch is design to be raised above the ground to prevent flooding in the future while being positioned adjacent to the Outram river to its west. In addition, the existing banking operations will have to be maintained, while the new building is built to replace the old without loss of revenue. The sequencing and implementation of this design is critical to the operations of the branch, while promoting electronic and mobile banking for the future.
Barrow’s residence is located in North Valsayn, Trinidad. Designed with a Trinidad Colonial vernacular brush, it was of great importance to submerge ourselves in Trinidad’s old world to forge a past on the external language whilst creating a contemporary yolk. Consisting of four bedrooms, all spaces are designed around a central void which is designed to be a generic space. The open plan concept and use of extensive glass allow for passive sustainable features.
“The house shall be a place to Work, Play, Live and Grow”. -M&T Barrow
This private villa, nestled in the lush hills of Mount Irvine, Tobago, was a renovation project that breathed new life into an incomplete construction. The renovation was driven equally by the client’s dream of a vacation villa in Tobago, as well as the practicality of having an income generating property. The frontage was updated with the addition of a porte cochere and the rear pool deck which includes a spacious gazebo with outdoor kitchen, and infinity pool with a jacuzzi. The spatial planning of the interior was resolved to allow three bedrooms with en suite baths and generous open plan living spaces which open onto a rear covered porch -maximising the views out to the Buccoo Reef and the Caribbean Sea.