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The Panama – Pacific International Exposition (PPIE) was a world's fair held in San Francisco between February and December 1915. Its purpose was to celebrate the completion of the Panama Canal. In addition, after the disastrous 1906 earthquake, this was a great opportunity for San Francisco to..

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Futurama

New York, USA
by Norman Bel Geddes, ...

Unlike preceding world's fairs, which presented technological innovations, arts, crafts, cultural diversity and scientific achievements, the New York World's Fair of 1939 sought to showcase the concepts and visions of the world of tomorrow. After years of the Great Depression, futuristic optimism..

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The Exposition Universelle in Paris, at the turn of the century, celebrated the arrival of a new century. Countries from around the world were invited to present their achievements and lifestyles, their similarities and differences. Despite showcasing many pioneering inventions, such as moving..

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The Exposition Universelle in Pariscelebrated the arrival of a new century. Countries from around the world were invited to present their achievements and lifestyles, the similarities and differences between them. The fair has not reached a planned financial success, as not enough tickets were..

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The Crystal Palace

London, United Kingdom
by Sir Joseph Paxton

The Great Exhibition was the first in the series of world's fair. It was an exhibition of culture and industry. It was organized by Henry Cole and Queen Victoria's husband Prince Albert. It took place in Hyde Park in London, from May to October 1851 and was housed within the famous Crystal Palace..

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Maison Tropicale

London, United Kingdom
by Jean Prouvé

The Masion Tropicale really was a flat-pack house, and it was way ahead of its time - not for nothing has Prouvé been labelled "the godfather of high tech" (he was also on the judging panel for the Pompidou Centre). It was designed to be flown out to remote parts of Africa in cargo planes, to..

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The Métropole House

Bouqueval, France
by Jean Prouvé

Winner of a 1949 Ministry of Education competition for a “mass-producible rural school with classroom and teacher accommodation”, Jean Prouvé built two of these houses, one in Vantoux in Moselle and the other in Bouqueval, near Paris. Like the school, the accommodation followed the portico..

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In 1969 energy provider Total began implementing a mass-production policy for its gas stations: the big ones on France’s freeways and the smaller roadside units. To carry out this project, the company called in Jean Prouvé, who had already amply demonstrated his skills in the field of..

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