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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Wondrous Stuff

posted by on August 20 at 14:49 PM


It’s wondrous stuff, - concrete infused with glass fibre. Truly beautiful. Imagine a building made of this?! The strength and exterior texture of concrete, but a lightness imbued by, well, light itself. At night, with lights on inside, shadowy projections of the inhabitants would be visible moving across the exterior of the building … Sexy.

The inventor is Hungarian:

Áron Losonczi [says that] in theory, a wall structure built out of the light-transmitting concrete can be a couple of meters thick as the fibers work without any loss in light up to 20 m… Load-bearing structures can also be built from the blocks as glass fibers do not have a negative effect on the well-known high compressive strength of concrete.

Picture%2021.jpg Who is behind the wondrous wall?

litracon-light-transmitting-concrete.jpg Whose woods these are?

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Gee someone's been all ups into concrete today

Posted by Non | August 20, 2008 2:59 PM

I think it's Amanda Knox.

Posted by Ziggity | August 20, 2008 2:59 PM

@2 I was going to guess Natalie Merchant.

Posted by Hernandez | August 20, 2008 3:09 PM

My Mother the War

She borders the pavement...

Posted by CommonKnowledge | August 20, 2008 3:23 PM

Whose woods those are I think I know. The owner lives in town, though.

Carry on.

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | August 20, 2008 3:26 PM

stuff came out years ago.

Posted by um | August 20, 2008 4:28 PM

It's pretty cool, but it wouldn't work that well for load-bearing walls, because all you'd see would be the rebar. It would look like a jail cell. Besides, how do they cast this stuff to make the fibers line up? I'm guessing that process doesn't work when the concrete is just poured into a form.

Posted by Greg | August 20, 2008 4:30 PM

Must be a pain to maintain after the inevitable tagger does in a wall or two.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | August 20, 2008 4:48 PM

yay for hungary! finally a legacy other than back hair.

Posted by max solomon | August 20, 2008 5:15 PM

A beautiful new means to create architectural works of art, and all I can think of is the tent scene in the second Austin Powers film. Floor-to-ceiling curtains, then?

Posted by Jake | August 20, 2008 5:16 PM

Im Club Z uses this shit for their walls Im moving away.

Posted by JesseJB | August 20, 2008 5:19 PM

Cool stuff. I'd hate to work in that office building, though.

"Hey, I finally got a window office! Oh wait. Fuck."

Posted by Free Lunch | August 20, 2008 6:32 PM

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