• Credit: Liam Frederick

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    Credit: Rob Paulus Architect

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Paulus' work proves that even fabric can be an architectural wonder. For the 007 House, the architect's sister combined Phifertex fabric panels with run-of-the-mill turnbuckles and eyebolts to create its sunscreen. Tuscaloosa, Ala.-based Phifer manufactures the fabric from vinyl-coated polyester yarns in striped, solid, and jacquard designs. Phifer, 205.345.2120; www.phifer.com.