See-through concrete

Concrete is normally used as a heavy-duty building material. It’s grey, cold and not often used for decoration. But how about translucent concrete?

The first forms of translucent concrete were already invented in 1935, but it didn’t really catch on until the invention of polymer based fibres and optical glass fibres. The see-trough effect is created by threading those fibres trough the concrete. The concrete is then cut into pieces.

Depending on the amount of fibres (usually 5%) you can even see shadows through the concrete. It is used to create some amazing effects: fassade kamin Unbenannt-1

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