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Roman baths inspired aquatic centre is a true modern icon…
Icons usually become as such over many years, probably decades, but occasionally there’s design that is so blisteringly captivating that it can achieve that status pretty much overnight, Les Bains Des Docks – Jean Nouvel’s Roman thermal baths inspired aquatic centre in Le Havre, France – is very much an example of such a thing, a true modern icon.
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Chicago architect Harry Weese designed the metro stations that used exposed concrete in repeating geometric patterns. The vaulted-ceiling design of the stations made the 2007 America’s Favorite Architecture list compiled by the AIA.
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The concept of “modern” wine was born in 1976 after the now infamous “Judgement of Paris,” when several Californian varietals triumphed in a blind taste test against much-lauded French vintages (later immortalized in Randall Miller’s 2008 film Bottle Shock). From that watershed moment, minds and palettes across the globe were opened to vintages from the New World, as evidenced in the exhibition How Wine Became Modern: Design + Wine 1976 to Now, currently at San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art.
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