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These ubiquitous Soviet era monoblock edifices dot the Cuban landscape, a blight on the otherwise historic architecture of Cuba. But no portfolio of Cuban photography would be complete without documenting these structures.

Born of a need to literally warehouse people due to a chronic shortage of housing, each identical apartment has two bedrooms, kitchen, one cold water tap (in the pantry) living room and a bathroom. Although ugly on the outside, most Cubanos have nicely decorated the interiors of their units. There is no glass, but rather shutters in all windows to maximize airflow in the tropical heat.

This particular building is in the town of Le Fe, in the special municipality, Isla de la Juventud. Gracias Nancy para la hospitalidad. Yo lo aprecié.