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The front facade of the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris. The idea is based on the carved wood or stone moucharabiyahs (screens) seen throughout the Muslim world, but each square is a set of light-controlling apetures, all controlled by a central computer (which crashes frequently).

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Photo © 2005, Giles Orr 
Last modified: 2005-01-22 by giles