A Chronicle of the Capitolio/ Crónica capitolina

Amano No. 8 July - September, 2018

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This past April, the Gran Manzana Kempinski Hotel in Havana was awarded the important Continental Prix Versailles 2018 for the Central America, South America and the Caribbean region, in the hotel category, “for the extraordinary restoration and refurbishment” of the former Manzana de Gómez building. The new hotel is the result of the intervention in …

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New materials hit the market every day. Therefore, we need to stay on top of things to take full advantage of them professionally and enhance innovative and creative capabilities, especially in interior decoration and architecture. One of these new synthetic materials that is all the rage now is Corian, which was developed by the US-based …

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TRINIDAD NOMINATED WORLD CRAFTS CITY OF THE WORLD

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ARCHITECTURE

HAVANA SOLAR / EL IMPREDECIBLE SOLAR HABANERO

HISTORY

El túnel de la bahía de La Habana, maravilla de la ingeniería cubana

FASHION

ROX 950, destacada marca en la orfebrería cubana, arriba a su quinto aniversario de la mano de su creadora: Rosana Vargas, aliada del buen gusto; amiga Amano y artista vital, de alma y vocación. De la inquietud y sensibilidad artística de Rosana nació ROX 950; lo que comenzó como una válvula de escape ante necesidades …

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EMERGING

Since 1967, Cuba’s sole state-run blown glass factory has focused mainly on producing center pieces and vases. Although developing the glass industry has always been an aspiration, the trade’s technological complexity has prevented its creation. It is a very exhausting job that requires “almost more dedication than it does technology An apparent calm prevails during …

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SPACE

The restoration carried out in 1994 of the current Los Oficios Gallery – studio-gallery of renowned artist Nelson Domínguez –  represents a tribute to Cuban colonial building traditions. Located in the vicinity of Plaza de San Francisco de Asís, this 18th-century building was part of the first growth of the city around its system of squares, …

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RENOVATION

A bohemian place where furniture, lamps and decorative elements identify the person who conceived it and which have accompanied her for much of her life—this is CuCuLand.   The cave paintings on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi and in famous European caves show man’s need to personalize their habitat and tell their story. Now, in …

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La Habana a todo color

Hostal Alameda

Restaurante Giroud

Veranes Lenzano UN PROYECTO AMANO

Los mejores pósters de cine en 2017

¿Cómo será el diseño de logotipos en 2018?

¿Nuevas tendencias de diseño gráfico en 2018?

Los diseños más innovadores de 2017

¿Cómo ser tu propio decorador de interiores?

La época de oro del cartel cubano

Tendencias de diseño de muebles en 2017

Para diseñar sobran motivos (II)

Un Hollywod cubano en California

UN KATAURO DE LUMINARIAS CUBANAS

Para diseñar sobran motivos (I)

INTERVIEW

Pepe Menéndez

I would say that, as far as I am able to predict, in the field in which I work, the publishing world is in good health If we were to examine many of the numerous Cuban posters, as well as the copyright pages of the countless titles put out by the Latin American and Caribbean …

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ART & CRAFT

The commitment and sensitivity of restorers recover, multiplied, the wealth of Cuban cultural heritage   If you were to ask yourself, as you walk the streets of Old Havana’s Historical Center, what magic takes place to be able to exhibit a living colonial architecture in the 21st century, surely you would credit a thousand reasons …

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PROJECTS

La apertura de numerosas zonas WIFI en Cuba desde mediados de 2013 ha impuesto nuevas prácticas sociales en un país donde incluso los indicadores de conectividad son bajos. El nuevo servicio y su potencial ha atraído gran interés para el público; sin embargo los espacios urbanos no están preparados para este nuevo fenómeno. La incomodidad, el tiempo, …

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TECHNICAL DETAILS

Algunos medios y especialistas anunciaban en 2012 que el diseño y la impresión 3D impulsarían una tercera o cuarta nueva revolución industrial. La posibilidad de fabricar objetos personalizados como lentes, zapatos, prótesis médicas y hasta automóviles a través de impresoras 3D, constituiría otra de las revoluciones industriales que tuvieron su génesis en la segunda mitad …

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