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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Architecture + Urbanism

Preview: Cuban Architects at Home and in Exile: The Modernist Generation

Early next month, the Coral Gables Museum turns the spotlight on modernist architecture by Cuban designers on the island and abroad. Victor Deupi, who co-curated the exhibition with Jean-François Lejeune, gives us a pre-opening glimpse of Cuban Architects at Home and in Exile.

Fall Preview: November

Our fall preview continues with a look at key museum shows focusing on women contemporary artists, modernist architects, and discoveries made in some of the Island’s least-explored wilderness areas.

VIDEO: The Arcades of La Habana

As the northern hemisphere moves into the “dog days” of August heat and humidity, we share a celebration of the arcades that define so much of Havana’s enduring architecture, in a video slide show by Cuban-born, Florida-based architect Ángel C. Saqui.

Design on the Island: A Biennial and an Eco-Competition

The continuing thaw in Cuba-US relations has sparked changes on both sides of the Florida Strait—among them, a re-energized focus on design on the island. Here’s a report on the recent Bienal de Diseño La Habana, and a new competition for island designers (open for submissions now).

Urbanism, Preservation, and Planning Ahead in Habana Vieja

As the 14th Conference on the Management and Administration of Historic Centers wrapped up in Havana, Maya Quiroga caught up with Patricia Rodríguez Alomá, director of the Master Plan for the Comprehensive Revitalization of Old Havana.