Category: architectural

Art Deco in Havana

ART NOUVEAU IN HAVANA Coexisting with the recent neoclassical heritage and with eclecticism, and frequently exhibiting a combination of elements from these trends, approximately from the beginning of the 20th century to the 1920s, a number of buildings, which joined…

Roberto Gottardi’s Paradise Lost at ISA

There has never been in Cuba in the last decades a more controversial project than the National Art School (ENA), begun in 1961 and never completed due to a lack of ideological and aesthetic understanding, as well as a shortage…

The Republican Era and Modernization

The turn of the twentieth century and Cuba’s new independence spawned a push for modernity in domestic architecture, and Europe and especially North America were influential to the world-class Cuban school of architecture. Within the first decade of the twentieth…

The Splendor of Cuba

Extract from the book: Republican Era and Modernization The turn of the twentieth century and Cuba’s new independence spawned a push for modernity in domestic architecture, and Europe and especially North America were influential to the world-class Cuban school of…

The Republican Era and Modernization

The turn of the twentieth century and Cuba’s new independence spawned a push for modernity in domestic architecture, and Europe and especially North America were influential to the world-class Cuban school of architecture. Within the first decade of the twentieth…

Roberto Gottardi’s Paradise Lost at ISA

There has never been in Cuba in the last decades a more controversial project than the National Art School (ENA), begun in 1961 and never completed due to a lack of ideological and aesthetic understanding, as well as a shortage…

An architectural stew

Havana has always been a very cosmopolitan city, open to different influences. As a port city, it is constantly used to the comings and goings of fleets, of receiving people from every continent, some in transit and others arriving as…

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