Architecture Future Concrete
posted by August 20 at 11:37 AMon
The future of the greatest of all man-made stuff, concrete, is this:
Experts from the University of Twente developed and tested the concrete paving stones which contain a titanium dioxide-based additive.Concrete must save the day.
In laboratory conditions, the additive — under the influence of sunlight — binds the nitrogen oxide particles emitted by car exhausts and turns them into harmless nitrates.
“With one rain shower everything is washed clean,” the institution said in a statement.
Nitrogen oxides, produced by industry and motor vehicles, are among the main air pollutants that lead to acid rain and smog.
Apart for their ability to clean the air and repel dirt from the road surface, there was no other difference between these new bricks and the old ones, the university said.
As for the incredible image, an image of the only possible paradise:
This is a ho(s?)tel in Austria, designed by art college graduate Andreas Strauss. Organized into clusters of threes, they nestle in green fields beside the Danube River. Facilities like shower, bar and cafeteria are in a central location. The hotel currently works on an honor system - you leave behind however much you think is fair for the duration of your stay.These concrete shelters would complete Freeway Park.