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Eusebio Leal in Washington DC to speak on preservation of Cuban architecture

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Rob Sequin | Havana Journal On Friday May 18, Havana City Historian Dr. Eusebio Leal will be in Washington DC at the Brookings Institute to speak on the restoration and transformation of Old Havana, and the broader opportunities and challenges of urban redevelopment and its effects on Cuba’s economy.… Read More

Cuban architecture book - Great Houses of Havana - Hermes Mallea

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Rob Sequin | Havana Journal Great Houses of Havana - A Century of Cuban Style by Hermes Mallea is 272 glossy pages in a giant 10” x 12” format featuring 250 illustrations. It is priced at $75 and is one of those coffee table books that captures the essence of Cuban architecture with brilliant… Read More

Documentary on Cuban architecture from the 1950s

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Here’s a great article by Sam Lubell of The Architect’s Newspaper about a documentary on Cuban architecture titled “Unfinished Spaces: Cuba’s Architecture of Revolution”. It was directed by Alysa Nahmias and Ben Murray and runs for 86 minutes. It will be shown at the Architecture… Read More

The Splendor of Cuba - New Cuban architecture book released

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Rob Sequin | Havana Journal THE SPLENDOR OF CUBA - 450 Years of Architecture and Interiors is a new, high-quality coffee table photo and history book about Cuban architecture. Written by Michael Connors, photographed by Brent Winebrenner and designed by Massimo Vignelli, this 320 page hardcover book… Read More

Cuban architect releases urban design plan for Havana Cuba

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Cuban Art News Julio César Pérez: “The city must be dreamed, designed and conceived for the future” The Cuban architect and city planner on Havana’s future, his latest exhibition, and architecture in Cuba On December 16, Cuban architect and urban planner Julio César Pérez (b. San Antonio, 1957)… Read More

Conference to explore future of Cuban architecture

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Rob Sequin | Havana Journal NOUS is hosting the Alternative Initiatives Cuba conference to be held at the Royal Institute of British Architects (66 Portland Place, London) on October 8 2010 from 2-5pm. The conference will explore the impact of Cuba’s political and economic conditions on its architecture… Read More

Havana Revisited - recent photographs from the same viewpoint as old postcards

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If you like old Cuban postcards, history and architecture, you are in for a real treat. A new coffee table book titled Havana Revisited: An Architectural Heritage, by Cathryn Griffith, will be released next month. It features more than 350 colored postcard images of Havana next to a recent color photograph… Read More

Cristobal Colon Cemetery in Havana Cuba is a tourist attraction

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El Nuevo Herald Staff All but uncared for four decades since Fidel Castro came to power, the 137-year-old Cristóbal Colón Cemetery of Havana is facing one of the most difficult challenges in its history: the indignity of old age. Through much hardship, the burial ground has managed to continue operating… Read More

People dying to get into Colon Cemetery in Havana Cuba

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By Ray Sanchez |  South Florida Sun-Sentinel (original title: Family feels entitled to someone else’s vault in Cuba’s Colon Cemetery) Even in socialist Cuba, eternal rest has a high price. The potential sale of a 10-by-14-foot granite and marble vault at historic Colon Cemetery speaks… Read More

Architect of the Tropicana nightclub in Havana Cuba dies

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BY JUAN CARLOS CHAVEZ | El Nuevo Herald Max E. Borges, the creator and icon of Cuba’s most famous mid-20th century nightclub, the Tropicana, died Sunday at his home in Falls Church, Va. He was 90. Borges was also known for having been a proponent of one of the island’s boldest urban architectural… Read More

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