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Mario Coyula: “You have to build good, visible projects”

Mario Coyula, an essential figure in Cuban thinking on architecture and urbanism, died one year ago today. On this anniversary, Cuban Art News shares one of his final interviews, conducted by journalist Maya Quiroga for a documentary in progress.

Focus on Miramar: The 2015 Havana Charrette

Reporting on this year’s charrette, Professor Julio César Pérez Hernández discusses the proposals for revitalizing the shoreline and river areas of the Miramar district, including business ventures that would blend well with the area’s residential character.

Cuban Architecture in MoMA’s Latin America in Construction

After five years of research and planning, MoMA’s long-awaited Latin American architecture show has opened, and the island’s modernist treasures are part of the design conversation.

Looking Back: Ricardo Porro, Part 2

In memory of the architect, who died in December at the age of 89, here’s the second of two excerpts from an interview by Jorge Fernández, done in 2000, that appeared in the Cuban magazine Revolución y Cultura.

Looking Back: An Interview with Ricardo Porro, Part 1

In 2000, Jorge Fernández—currently director of the Wifredo Lam Center and the upcoming 12th Bienal de La Habana—sat down with Ricardo Porro, the lead architect of the National Art Schools (now ISA). The conversation spanned two days. In memory of Porro, here is the first of two excerpts from that interview, which originally appeared in the Cuban magazine Revolución y Cultura in honor of Porro’s 80th birthday.