Featured Buildings and Architects

BUILDINGS

Nautical Club

Similar to the Tropicana in its use of expansive and sensuous forms is the Club Náutico in Playa, where Borges demonstrated once again his mastery of concrete.[i] Next to the existing 1920s buildings, he designed a series of low vaulted shells that repeated the telescopic effect achieved at the Tropicana, […]

ARCHITECTS

Mario Romañach

Mario Romañach Paniagua (1917, Havana – March 8, 1984, Philadelphia) graduated from the School of Architecture at the University of Havana in 194???, having participated in the “Burning of Vignola” ceremony.[1] In 1944 he worked with Pedro Martínez Inclán and Antonio Quintana in the Luyanó housing estate, south of the […]

ARCHITECTS

Ricardo Porro

Ricardo Porro Hidalgo (November 3, 1925, Camagüey, Cuba – December 25, 2014, Paris, France) graduated from the School of Architecture at the University of Havana in 1949, having participated in the famous “burning of Vignola”.[1] After graduation, he traveled to Paris to pursue his graduate studies at the Sorbonne, where […]

ARCHITECTS

Eugenio Batista

Batista, Eugenio Eugenio Batista González de Mendoza (December 24, 1900, Havana – February 14, 1992, Miami FL) graduated from the School of Architecture at the University of Havana in 1924, and began working for Morales & Co., the leading firm in Cuba.[1] In 1927, he moved to New York to […]

ARCHITECTS

Max Borges Recio

Max Borges Recio (July 24, 1918, Havana – January 18, 2009, Falls Church, VA) came from a reputable family of architects.[1] His father Max Borges del Junco was a notable architect and engineer, building great mansions throughout the city.[2] He obtained his undergraduate degree in architecture at Georgia Tech (1939) […]

NEWS

Cuba Modern – Coming Soon

Jean-François Lejeune and Victor Deupi, of the University of Miami, School of Architecture, and Miami photographer, Silvia Ros, are collaborating on the production of an online exhibition titled Cuban Architects at Home and in Exile: The Modernist Generation. It is the aim of this exhibition to bring together important works […]