Saturday, October 31, 2009

Cuban architect known for modernism preserved ruins

The Ruins

Antonio Quintana, one of the most important architects in Cuba before Fidel Castro took power in 1959, designed this building around the ruins of a structure built some 150 years earlier.

The restaurant is called Las Ruinas and is south of Havana.
Quintana, a leading figure in architectural modernism in Cuba, designed this building around old ruins and towering trees.

1 comment:

Evan Chakroff said...

wasn't Las Ruinas designed by Joaquin Galvan?