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Slightly rattled

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With dissenting voices about Herzog and de Meuron's treatment of Tate Modern becoming louder (see recent letters to the AJ), news reaches me that the practice's stylish Napa Valley winery is now known as 'The Snakepit'. It seems that reptiles seeking respite from the Californian sun just love those gabion walls - so cool, so accommodating.The reference applies equally to the London art and architecture scene, of course.

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