May 22, 2010 by Robin Plaskoff Horton
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.