Maputo Modern
Maputo Modern
BLDG BLOK
BLDG BLOK
From Farm to City: Staten Island, 1662-2012
From Farm to City: Staten Island, 1662-2012
Hudson Rising
Hudson Rising
Gobindgarh Fort
Gobindgarh Fort
Grand Trunk Road
Grand Trunk Road
OurHudson
OurHudson
Four Seasons Restaurant
Four Seasons Restaurant
Ellora Caves
Ellora Caves
Preserving New York
Preserving New York
Lars Ferminino
Lars Ferminino
Red Fort
Red Fort
Maputo Modern
Maputo ModernMaputo Modern: The Changing Identities of an African City is the story of a place, the people who shaped it, and the forces of history that built a city and then froze it in time. Through previously unpublished photos, architectural drawings, and maps, this book provides a never before seen view of the evolution of a country and its complex peoples through the city they left behind.With Art Deco theaters, mid-century modern hotels, climate-sensitive schools, modernist housing blocks, and Rationalist civic buildings, Maputo, Mozambique is one of the most important collections of African modern architecture and is almost completely unknown outside the Portuguese-speaking world. The project asks questions such as: Why does Maputo matter? What are the city’s cultural assets? Who gets to define them? How is the city shaped? What is its future?The Maputo Modern book will look at the city’s establishment, early planning, colonial development, independence followed by civil war, and eventual stabilization. The city’s identity has changed through these many periods and historical ruptures, creating a dynamic and evolving urban condition. The book focuses on a few key architects who helped the city mature before independence, and asks what the future of the city could look like. Follow us on Twitter @maputomodern
BLDG BLOK
BLDG BLOK
From Farm to City: Staten Island, 1662-2012
From Farm to City: Staten Island, 1662-2012
Hudson Rising
Hudson Rising
Gobindgarh Fort
Gobindgarh Fort
Grand Trunk Road
Grand Trunk Road
OurHudson
OurHudson
Four Seasons Restaurant
Four Seasons Restaurant
Ellora Caves
Ellora Caves
Preserving New York
Preserving New York
Lars Ferminino
Lars Ferminino
Red Fort
Red Fort
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