Casa Klumb: an issue of preservation and education
Santiago Gala, Ivonne María Marcial Vega

Abstract
Early on the morning of November 11, 2020, we woke to news of the “fire that destroyed the Klumb House.” The somber story that detailed the complete erasure of the emblematic structure, under the custody of the administration of the University of Puerto Rico, at the express wish of the architect Henry Klumb, went viral and broke the Internet. The newspaper columns proliferated with a wide range of views on the issue. Leaving the essential question: Why did this happen?

Keywords
Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern single-family houses, Modern living space, Architecture of happiness, Henry Klumb, Casa Klumb, Puerto Rico modern architecture, Preservation of modern architecture .

Issue 64
Year 2021
Pages 88
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.52200/64.A.W41GSZXG

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