Sunday Morning Modern

The Well Preserved Modernist Homes of Pre-Revolutionary Cuba

imageI’ve been dreaming of a tour of Cuba for some time now and this article is the icing on the cake. No doubt it is time to go! I’ve always loved warm culture’s south of the border blend of mid-century modern design — clean, geometric lines mixed with rustic, worn textures and painted stucco. Here is a snippet from the article found at Atlas Obsura: “It’s not the only modern architecture in town, either. Havana might be more closely associated with image of crumbling Colonial structures, with those oft-photographed brightly colored classic cars. Yet in the 1950s, there was a boom in construction for modernist image-1architecture, for those who could afford it. According to Architectural Digest, it was the Spanish immigrants who first brought the modernisme from Gaudi, followed by Art Deco and other styles in the 1920s. At the time, Cuba was riding high, with one of the most per capita income of any Caribbean country and a thriving nightlife.”

To see the rest of the article please go here.

Have a great Sunday. Salud!

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