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With that post I want to celebrate my 4th anniversary on the TE. I'm extremely pround of being a member of this great community and having an opportunity to share my works with you. Thank you for all support and critiques submitted to my pictures.

This shot presents the facade of the Arab World Institute (Institut du Monde Arabe) in Paris. The building houses a museum, library, auditorium, restaurant, and offices.
It was constructed from 1981 to 1987. Visible behind the glass wall, are a metallic screen unfolds with moving geometric motifs. The motifs are actually 240 photo-sensitive motor-controlled apertures, or shutters, which act as a sophisticated brise soleil that automatically opens and closes to control the amount of light and heat entering the building from the sun. The mechanism creates interior spaces with filtered light — an effect often used in Islamic architecture with its climate-oriented strategies. Source: Wikipedia

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