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Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Whilst we're on the subject: Transparent Concrete

                        light transmitting concrete
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This is real, construction-grade concrete. The fibers can transmit light up to 50 feet, and because they take up only a small portion of the block, they do not affect the structural integrity of the building material.

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It is not totally transparent, but the optical fibres embedded within it allow the concrete to transmit sufficient light to allow for some interesting and practical applications. 

Now, which client of mine is going to be receptive to this one... 

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3 comments

  1. iteresting material! a new door for a lot of possibility to explore! thanks for sharing :)

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  2. HI Heather love your blog site you may be interested in our product and web and blog site
    http://www.tactilityfactory.com/
    http://girliconcrete.blogspot.com/
    we will be visiting london at the end of November if you would like us to show you more.
    Regards Trish

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  3. Hi Trish, thanks for making contact. You're doing some interesting things with concrete - love the variety of textures. I can certainly see the collaboration between both textile designer and architect. Please drop me a line when you're in town, I'd love to see more.

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