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    M-CH

    A few lucky students in Europe have experienced the "micro-compact home" (m-ch), an aluminum cube that offers the basics of modern living in less than 665 cubic feet (19 cubic meters). They are appreciating that living in small quarters doesn't have to cramp their style.

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    TO CROSS THE SEINE

    A new pedestrian bridge, "Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir," now undulates across the Seine in Paris. It is the creation of Feichtinger Architectes with consulting engineers RFR, where I work, and Sepia.

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    PERFORATED METAL

    "Perforated" is the designation given to a body of metal surfaces that have been pierced or cut with the purpose of removing portions of the body of the sheet. Perforated metal is available in a vast array of hole sizes, shapes, and grids. Patterns can be staggered, gridded, random, or custom.

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