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Residence @ Egmont 208
Residence @ Egmont 208
Residence @ Egmont 208
Residence @ Egmont 208
Residence @ Hilltop 32
Residence @ Hilltop 32
Residence @ Hilltop 32
Residence @ Hilltop 32
Residence @ Hilltop 32
Mabouya Vue Villa
Mabouya Vue Villa
Mabouya Vue Villa
Residence @ Forte Jeudy 152
Residence @ Forte Jeudy 152
Ying Yang Residence
Ying Yang Residence
Ying Yang Residence
Princeton Passive House
Princeton Passive House
Princeton Passive House
Princeton Passive House
Princeton Passive House
Egmont Bay Villa
Egmont Bay Villa
Egmont Bay Villa
Egmont Bay Villa
Residence @ Lance Aux Epines
esidence @ Lance Aux Epines
esidence @ Lance Aux Epines
esidence @ Lance Aux Epines
Residence @ Egmont 302
Residence @ Egmont 302

INNOVATIVə ARCHITECTURE

The future of Architecture ought to encompass a vision of preservation and innovation which is envisioned in parallel to the optimum sustainability of humanity and our environment.           

-Lachaba Carr Joseph

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OUR EXPERIENCE

3

Years in Operation

44

Number of Projects

18

Built / Under Construction

160000

Square Footage Designed

40

Number of Clients

ABOUT DYNAMIC LATITUDE

Dynamic Latitude is a Grenadian based architectural design and planning studio founded by Grenadian Architect Lachaba Carr Joseph in 2020. The name Dynamic Latitude is derived principally from “Dynamic Architecture” by Italian Architect David Fisher, which is a branch of architecture that embraces movement and dynamism volumetrically and functionally in architectural designs. To complete the name giving reference to the Grenadian origin of our studio, the word Latitude inexplicitly draws reference to the latitude of Grenada at 12.1 degrees North the equator.​

Dynamic Latitude is engaged in design and planning work within the Tri island state of Grenada, having done about three dozen projects in Grenada. We provide architectural services for all project types.​

As a registered Grenadian based studio we provide planning services for property owners primarily in Grenada. Nevertheless with an online presence, our work at times extends beyond Grenada through collaboration with professionals abroad on a conceptual level. By extending our design sensibilities beyond Grenadian architecture our design work is aesthetically contemporary with a tropical vernacular. As such the aim of our design work in Grenada is to provide top notch architectural design and planning services. 

Locally Dynamic Latitude provides full design and planning services inclusive submissions for governmental building approval of any project type, construction drawings and project tendering and construction supervision and inspection of proprietary projects in Grenada.

Dynamic Latitude | Architecture of the Future

 

CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE IN GRENADA

Grenadian architecture has been shaped by cultural influences. Consequentially, due to Grenada’s  colonial history the antecedence of current architectural trends in Grenada and more over in the Caribbean, still remains a type of colonial form of architecture reflected in a rebranded post colonial vernacular. The current international trends of architecture speaks to a broad contemporary scope of architecture encompassing minimalistic, deconstructivity, post-modernist, organic elements, a revision of previous architectural trends. These trending styles of architecture are a general mix of within a material composition of concrete, steel and glass. The predominant architecture identified currently in Grenada is a mix of colonial with modern architecture. Modern architecture is a predominant style of architecture which emerged at the turn of the 20th Century and preceded the era of contemporary architecture.

In Grenada there is very few record of contemporary architecture however slowly emerging due to change in global trends. The architecture within the spice isle of Grenada that would classify as contemporary architecture represented by clean fluid lines in geometry and fenestration, predominantly borrows characteristics of minimalist architecture. 

There are a couple of reasons why Grenadian architecture has not reflected current global trends. Principally, from material availability to technical innovation and expertise. We in Grenada are at a disadvantage to readily resort to construction methodology which may yield ground breaking contemporary architectural forms. Indeed to accomplish such innovative measures would usually require for instance prefabricated construction and pre-engineered materials. Unfortunately in Grenada such measures are likely to result in exorbitant cost directly because materials and expertise may likely need to be imported.

Secondly, contemporary architecture has not taken root in Grenada due to cultural and aesthetics preferences as per property owners. The Grenadian concept of what a house or building ought to look like in a tropical environment generally dictates owner's taste and architectural requirements. This is generally due to a lack of familiarity or rejection of global architectural trends, nostalgia for Grenadian living and a repetition of what is customarily built here. The insertion of some contemporary architecture in Grenada is primarily due to foreign property owners and returning nationals, whose travels have evolved their perspective on what a modern home or building ought to look like. As such architecture in Grenada remains a cultural derivative of personal taste.

Although Dynamic Latitude advocates for more contemporary architecture in Grenada and a move to a more organic and fluid form of architecture of the future, the traditional form of architecture is appreciated within context. Contemporary architecture and architectural designs in Grenada ought to take into consideration the context and environment both historical and cultural or it can lose meaning and intent to satisfy the values of the occupants. Therefore contemporary architecture has its place and is not always applicable within a historical and cultural context. In Grenada with the urban cityscapes of historical importance, the general impetus of architecture in these zones ought to move to more sustainable forms of architecture given our changing world and at the same time preserving the historical attributes which defines the image of Grenada.

     

     

STUDIO'S ARCHITECTURAL PHILOSOPHY

The future of Architecture ought to encompass a vision of preservation and innovation which is envisioned in parallel to the optimum sustainability of humanity and our environment. In our age of contemporary architecture our needs are best served by reducing construction wastage and a heavy dependence on non-renewable energy to achieve a functional design requirement. Being unable to adjust our architectural design practices will inevitably leave humanity with a delayed course of action to live in natural equilibrium.

As a representation and expression of humanity, architecture should reflect our values. Our values ought to support the longevity of humanity and must be based on a general respect for nature.  The future of architecture is one which not only satisfies a human necessity but also an ecological necessity.

Architecture + Environment

DYNAMIC LATITUDE: PROJECT LIST

The Diasporum Boutique Hotel, Restaurant & Bar and Public Swimming Pool | Architect: design and planning | 24 Unit Hotel with Public Mini-Mart, Restaurant, Bar and Public Swimming Pool | St. David's, Grenada | Status: On the Drawing Board

 

The Nest Hotel Renovation | Architect: design and planning | Three storey Hotel Building Renovation and Site Development| St. Lucia | Status: On the Drawing Board

 

Antillean General Insurance-Mixed Use Commercial Building | Architect: design and planning | Commerical Retail and Accommodation Building | Morne Rouge, Grand Anse, St. George’s, Grenada | Status: On the Drawing Board

 

Roopnarine Apartment Complex | Architect: design and planning | 9-15 Unit Single Bedroom Apartments | Grand Anse, Grenada | Status: On the Drawing Board

 

LPB House | Architect: design and planning | Office Building | Dr. Grooms, Grenada | Status: On the Drawing Board

 

Mark Residence | Architect: design and planning | 2,480 Sq. Ft.  | Calliste, Grenada | Status: On the Drawing Board

 

Compton Residence | Architect: design and planning | 3,800 Sq. Ft.  | Windward, Carriacou, Grenada | Status: On the Drawing Board

 

Residence @ Egmont 279 | Architect: design and planning | 1,800 Sq. Ft.  | Egmont Development, St. George's, Grenada | Status: Approved for Construction

 

AP for Speculative Property Acquisition | Architect: design and planning | Half Acre Beach Front Lot  | Lance Aux Epines, St. George's, Grenada | Status: Submitted for Outline Planning Approval

 

True Blue Commercial Plaza | Architect: design and planning | 12,000 Sq. Ft.  | True Blue, St. George's, Grenada | Status: Government Pre-Approved…..Scope changed to Temporary Container Plaza (Also prepared drawings for temporary building approval).

 

Lighthouse Drive Villa and Cottages | Architect: design and planning | 1 Villa and 2 Cottages | True Blue, St. George's, Grenada | Status: Design Development Completed

 

Roux Residence | Architect: design and planning | 3,400 Sq. Ft.  | Lance Aux Epines, St. George's, Grenada | Status: Approved for Construction / Site place for sale

 

Boroughs Residence | Architect: design and planning | 4,000 Sq. Ft.  | Forte Jeudy, St. George's, Grenada | Status: Approved for Construction / Project construction commencement on hold

 

Cottages at St. Loius | Architect | (2) Cottages of 1,200 & 1,600 Sq. Ft. | St. Loius, Carriacou, Grenada | Status: One cottage Approved for Construction & the other under concept design

Redhead Residence | Architect | 4,400 Sq. Ft. Residence | Mt. Parnassus, St. George's, Grenada | Status: Approved for Construction

Alexander Lower Level | Architect | 1,600 Sq. Ft. Lower Level of Residence | Egmont Development, St. George's, Grenada | Status: On the Drawing Board

 

Hill Top Lot 32 Residence | Architect: design and planning | 3,000 Sq. Ft.  | Petite Calivigny, St. George's, Grenada | Status: Under Concept Design

 

Dudley Residence | Architect: design and planning | 3,000 Sq. Ft.  | Old Westerhall, St. George's, Grenada | Status: Approved for Construction / Tender of project imminent

 

​Weekes Residence @ Egmont 299 | Architect: design and planning   5,200 Sq. Ft.  | Egmont Development, St. George's, Grenada | Status: Approved for Construction / Project construction commencement on hold

 

Villa Eunica | Architect: design and planning | 3,750 Sq. Ft.  | Forte Jeudy, St. George's, Grenada | Status: Built

 

Spice Isle Imaging Center Building Extension | Architect of Record: design and planning. | 4,200 Sq. Ft.  The Carenage, St. George's, Grenada | Status: Design discontinued pending equipment sourcing /

 

Law Firm Office Building | Sub-Consulted Architect: design and planning. | 12,000 Sq. Ft.  | Grand Anse, St. George's, Grenada | Status: Under Construction

 

Westerhall Residence | Sub Consulted Architect: design and planning. | 

5,000 Sq. Ft. | Westerhall, St. David's, Grenada | Status: On the Drawing Board

 

Alleyne Residence @ Egmont 209 | Architect: design and planning. | 3,200 Sq. Ft.  | Egmont Development, St. George's, Grenada | Status: Under Construction

 

Chance Residence Gouyave | Architect: design and planning. | 5,000 Sq. Ft.  | Gouyave, St. John's, Grenada | Status: On the Drawing Board

 

Mabouya Vue Villa | Architect: design and planning. | 5,600 Sq. Ft.  | St. Loius, Carriacou, Grenada | Status: Under Construction

 

Airport View Residence| Architect: design and planning. | 6,000 Sq. Ft.  | Calliste, St. George’s, Grenada | Status: Services Discontinued

 

Residence @ Egmont 301 | Architect: design and planning. | 3,500 Sq. Ft.  | Egmont, St. George's, Grenada | Status: Built

Hosten Residence @ Pointe Marquis Development | Architect: design and planning. | 2,000 Sq. Ft.  | La Saggesse, St. David's, Grenada | Status:  Approved for Construction

Lewis Residence @ Woburn Bay | Architect: design and planning. | 2,500 Sq. Ft.  | Woburn, St. George's, Grenada | Status: Approved for Construction

Payumo Externsion @ Molinere |  Architect: design and planning. | 1.200 Sq. Ft.  | Molinere, St. George's, Grenada | Status: Construction Drawings Completed / Project construction commencement on hold

Residence @ Egmont 208 | Architect: design and planning. | 2,500 Sq. Ft.  | Egmont, St. George's, Grenada | Status: Under Construction

Egmont Bay Private Villa | Architect: design and planning. | 2,500 Sq. Ft.  | Petite Calivigny, St. George's, Grenada | Status: Built

Thy Kingdom Come Deliverance Sanctuary | Architect: design and planning. | 6,000 Sq. Ft.  | Morne Jaloax, St. George's, Grenada | Status: Built

Isaac Residence | Architect: design and planning | 1,000 Sq. Ft. | Bel Air, Carriacou, Grenada | Status: Approved for Construction / Project construction commencement on hold

​Da Costa-Egmont 302 | Architect: design and planning.| 2,000 Sq. Ft. | Egmont, St. George's,, Grenada | Status: Built

Brownstone @ Morne Delice Residence | Architect: design and planning | 3,600 Sq. Ft. | Morne Delice, St. George's, Grenada | Status: Project Abandoned/Paused by Client

​Keller Beach House Jetty | Architect: design and planning.| 30 foot jetty | Quarantine Point, St. George's, Grenada | Status: Built

Hoford Residence | Architect: design and planning.| 3,500 Sq. Ft. | Petite Calivigny, St. George's, Grenada

| Status: Approved for Construction / Project construction commencement on hold

 

Augustine Residence | Architect: design development and construction drawings.| 2,000 Sq. Ft. | Confer, St. George's, Grenada | Status: Project Abandoned/Paused by Client

Glenelg Spring Water Plant | Consultant: advisory of plant space planning.| 2,000 Sq. Ft. | Mt. Rule, St. Patrick's, Grenada | Status: Project Abandoned/Paused by Client

Kimo’s Place Swimming Pool | Architect: design development and construction drawings. | 200 Sq. Ft. | Winsor Forest, St. David's, Grenada | Status: Project Abandoned/Paused by Client

Da Costa-Morne Rouge Loft  | Architect: design development and construction drawings.| 1,000 Sq. Ft. | Morne Rouge, St. George's, Grenada | Status: Built

Morelli Forte Jeudy Swimming Pool | Architect: construction drawings KGA Engineering | 150 Sq. Ft. | Forte Jeudy, St. George's, Grenada | Status: Built

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