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Architect Hermes Mallea is the author of Great Houses of Havana, A Century of Cuban Style, (The Monacelli Press 2011) which is currently in its third printing and of ESCAPE, The Heyday of Caribbean Glamour (Rizzoli 2014).
In November 2018, Mallea published Havana Living Today/ Cuban Homestyle Now (Rizzoli) celebrating homeowners’ individual flair and resourcefulness, taking the reader inside a world that foreign visitors and most Cubans have never seen. Havana Living Today introduces the city’s most stylish homeowners: diplomats; artists; musicians; businessmen; collectors, expats; and members of the Old Guard. This unique set of individuals has produced interiors that you could only find in Cuba.
Mallea received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Miami, and attended the Master’s Program in Historic Preservation at Columbia University. Mallea formed the award-winning interiors and architecture practice, M(Group), in 1983 with interior designer Carey Maloney. He is licensed in New York State and is a member of the AIA.
Mallea is a board member of the Cintas Foundation which awards fellowships to Cuban artists working on and off the island and is a founding board member of the Havana Heritage Foundation which seeks to promote, preserve and restore the city’s architectural and cultural heritage. In 2011, Mallea curated and installed “Luz de Memoria,” an exhibition of a century of family photographs at Havana’s Museum of Natural History.