Estadio Jose Marti / Jose Marti Stadium
Estadio Jose Marti / Jose Marti Stadium
Apartamento Reynaldo Cue / Reynaldo Cue Apartment Building
Apartamento Evangelina de Vidana / Evangelina de Vidana Apartment Building
Casa Eugenio Leal / Eugenio Leal Home
Casa Eugenio Leal / Eugenio Leal Home
Liga Contra la Ceguera / Anti Blindness League
Casa de la Comunidad Hebrea / Hebrew Community Center
Heladeria Coppelia / Coppelia Ice Cream
Heladeria Coppelia / Coppelia Ice Cream
Edificio Solimar / Solimar Building
Apartamento Santeiro / Santeiro Building
Apartamento Isabel y Olga Farfante / Isabel and Olga Farfante Apartment Building
Apartamento Isabel y Olga Farfante / Isabel and Olga Farfante Apartment Building
Hotel Capri / Capri Hotel
Hotel Capri / Capri Hotel
Escuela Nacional de Arte / National School of Art
Escuela Nacional de Arte / National School of Art
Banque Pedroso / Pedroso Bank
Casa Eutimio Falla Bonet / Eutimio Falla Bonet House
Casa Eutimio Falla Bonet / Eutimio Falla Bonet House
Casa Eutimio Falla Bonet / Eutimio Falla Bonet House
Apartamento Evangelina de Vidana / Evangelina de Vidana Apartment Building
Casa Timothy James Ennis / Timothy James Ennis Home
Casa Timothy James Ennis / Timothy James Ennis Home

Cuban Modernist Architecture in Havana

Silvia Ros
Photographer based in Miami, Florida
Within the last thirty years, the history of modern Cuban architecture has received special attention in Cuba, Latin America, and increasingly in the United States. This project focuses on the Modernist generation of architects— the so-called Generación de los Cincuenta, active from the late 1930s until 1959—and extols the national and international importance of their architecture and urban works under four headings: the modern Cuban house, the Modern City from Forestier to Sert, the touristic development, and the Synthesis of the Arts. Seen comprehensively, those works embody the challenges that the architectural avant-garde faced to combine Cuban identity and traditions—the three P’s: patio, persiana, portal— with the tenets of international modernism, in a country that was late to embrace modernity, increasingly under American influence, and on the verge of revolutionary changes.
Public Story
Cuban Modernist Architecture in Havana
Copyright Silvia Ros 2022
Date of Work Aug 2015 - Ongoing
Updated Jan 2022
Location Havana, Cuba
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