Transparent Concrete Is For Real

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No longer a dream, transparent concrete is for real and is now being used as a building material. The Italian firm, Italcementi Group, unveiled their product which was built into the World Expo building in Shanghai.
There are approximately 50 holes in each 19.7 x 39 x 2 inch panel, resulting in an overall transparency of about 20 percent.


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This product has been named i.light and is not yet available for commercial use but it’s already being considered as an energy saving option as a building will require less light if these panels are used.
[via GizMag]

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Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.