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- At work we have a Daily Memo with relevant facts --
and a Fact of The Day . . . today's was . . .
A new type of concrete that is translucent has been
developed. It's not clear like glass, but allows light
to penetrate it, so that the shadow of a person
standing in front of it can be seen from the other
side. In the future, it might be used for places
where you would want light to come through. For
instance, used in a stairwell, it could be a lifesaver
in case of fire or power outage. People trying to
escape a dark building could still have light from
outside to see by. It could also be used to provide
daylight for underground structures, like subway
systems. Plus, it's also more attractive than regular
concrete. In Stockholm, where a translucent concrete
sidewalk already has been demonstrated, the sidewalk
can be illuminated by underground lights at night.
It's made by mixing glass fibers into the usual
mixture of crushed stone, cement, and water. The
process was developed by Aron Losonczi, a Hungarian
architect, in 2001.
Well, some of Slovakia was once Hungary -- so it's not
exactly OT -- anyhow, for what it's worth.
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- --- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, Caye Caswick <ccaswick@y...>
.......In Stockholm, where a translucent concrete
> sidewalk already has been demonstrated, the sidewalkIt could make for some interesting silhouettes on outside walls at
> can be illuminated by underground lights at night.
> It's made by mixing glass fibers into the usual
> mixture of crushed stone, cement, and water. The
> process was developed by Aron Losonczi, a Hungarian
> architect, in 2001.
> Well, some of Slovakia was once Hungary -- so it's not
> exactly OT -- anyhow, for what it's worth.
night. Kind of reminds me of the Art Deco glass blocks they used in
the 30's and early 40's I believe.
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