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Modern mashrabiya is Arab architecture made in the shade - check out these stunning photos - Green Prophet | Impact News for the Middle East
Thousands of folding glass panels cover the southern facade of the Al Bahr Towers in Abu Dhabi (above). Reacting to sunlight, they form a protective skin to decrease interior solar gain. It’s a modern riff on the best known element of Arabic architecture, in play since the Middle Ages. Meet the modern mashrabiya. The intricate wood screens …