Thursday, November 11, 2010

fascinating translucent concrete

A engineering office and lab has invented a new concrete with embedded light transmitting optical fibres. The fibres allow light from one side to go through the concrete and come out on the other side. Of course, one cannot see details of whats happening on the other side but it looks like light and shadow can be viewed quite good. The technology is apparently not yet ready fo insitu processing but large precast concrete blocks and precast wall elements are available directly from the producer. They even produce panels with individualized patterns of light transmitting fibres. I am very much looking forward to see the first real project realised with that product.


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