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Romañach Paniagua, Mario (1917–1984) By López, Albert José-Antonio

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1287-1
Published: 01/10/2016
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Based on the quality of design in his projects both built and unbuilt, the significant output of work during his relatively short career in Cuba (over seventy built during his eight years in the partnership Bosch y Romañach (1948–1955) with architect Silverio Bosch and five years as a lone practitioner), and a consensus amongst critics both contemporary and current, Mario Romañach is generally regarded as Cuba’s most talented modern architect. A creative individual passionately dedicated to rational architectonic experimentation as well as a designer with a sensible interest in traditional spatial systems and formal composition, both local as well as foreign, he generated a body of work that reflected a careful balance between an international modernity and Cuba’s colonial past.

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López, Albert José-Antonio. "Romañach Paniagua, Mario (1917–1984)." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 19 Feb. 2018 doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM1287-1

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