Anter Building

Edificio Anter



For the Edificio Anter on a narrow lot in the Vedado, Borges used deep balconies to create an abstract and beautifully proportioned composition of walls and projected voids. The Someillán had a simple shop on the ground floor; at the Anter, a double-height exterior corridor brought the residents and visitors to the middle of the lot along pilotis on one side and a long stone wall on the other, with the glazed enclosures of a workshop also accessible from half a floor on the street. [i]

[i] Rodríguez, The Havana Guide, 135; and *.