Transparent Concrete

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Transparent Concrete

Postby Rita Ochoa » Fri Jan 31, 2003 6:41 pm

A new material is bringing amplified life to an old concept: the sunny room.
The material is translucent concrete. The goal is to create see-through buildings. The first samples were produced in September 1999. Does anyone else knows more about it's REAL application and comercializtion apart from this?:

http://www.economist.com/science/tq/displayStory.cfm?Story_ID=779421

http://www.metropolismag.com/html/content_0401/shulman/

http://www.ebbc.org/hypermail/ebbc-talk/2002/0055.html

http://www.nctimes.net/news/2002/20020125/85259.html

ps. This new material, if it preserves it's acustic and termal properties is good for countries like Ireland but believe me that here it would increase a lot our solar exposithion problems...
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