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In the urban wilderness of Paris, an oasis of calm and curved concrete.

Though it might be gray outside, it’s perennially sunny in Aquazena. “It’s the first feng shui swimming pool in France, perhaps even in the world, ” explains Simon Despouys, the director of the public swimming pool. Visitors may feel they have entered a parallel dimension when they arrive at the center in Issyles-Moulin-eaux, just outside of Paris: There are almost no right angles in the entire building, and its concrete walls have been tinted a shade of blue reminiscent of

  • Words:
    Haydée Touitou
  • Photography:
    Helene Binet and Kira Bunse

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  • Words:
    Haydée Touitou
  • Photography:
    Helene Binet and Kira Bunse
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