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Design consultant Paul Edmonson of PE Marine Designz has come up with a new type of hinge, originally designed for high-end boats, which he believes may be useful in construction. His development is a powerassisted seven-pivot outward-travelling hinge that allows a door to travel outwards by 180 ° so that it lies flush with a wall. The hinge is invisible when the door is shut. It could be applied, Edmonson believes, to heavy-duty doors, such as glass ones, that have hinging problems. Edmondson developed the hinge when working for VT Ship Building on the Mirabella V yacht. He is now looking to expand his ideas and apply them in buildings. There is an animation of the hinges in motion on www. pedesign. eu. com

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