Concrete Aglow in the Urban Garden

May 22, 2010 by

It’s hard as a rock, durable, frost, salt, fire, and UV resistant yet transparent enough for virtually all light, shadows and even colors to transmit through it.

Transparent concrete, made by Luccon, consists of a top layer of concrete block embedded with webbed fiber optic cables, resulting in a stone that is comparably strong as well as transparent.

The fine-grain concrete and translucent fabric is layer-cast in prefabricated molds. Due to the relatively low portion of fabric, the solidity and consistency of translucent concrete is equivalent to high-strength concretes.

It’s impermeable, yet the optical fibers allow virtually all light to appear through the concrete – even through thick walls. Just imagine the outdoor applications and possibilities for the urban garden.

  • https://gardenyourcity.com Barbara Hobens Feldt

    I wonder about pond applications – or lighting up the pond in some way.

    A black fiberglass rectangular fish pond is being installed on a concrete patio in a condo community next week, would love to see THIS tried!

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