a long, long time ago (September 2008) when I first started JimOnLight.com I wrote about a product called LitraCon – or light transmitting concrete. LitraCon is a concrete building product combining glass optical fibers and concrete – from the website:
Litraconâ„¢ is a combination of optical fibres and fine concrete. It can be produced as prefabricated building blocks and panels. Due to the small size of the fibres, they blend into concrete becoming a component of the material like small pieces of aggregate. In this manner, the result is not only two materials – glass in concrete – mixed, but a third, new material, which is homogeneous in its inner structure and on its main surfaces as well.
Since I wrote that initial article, Ãron Losoncsi and LitraCon have been getting some press and have been incorporated into some realized projects. Ãron Losoncsi’s product also had the honor of being on display at the AIA Center for Architecture in New York City, and had the opportunity to speak recently at the IncredibEurope Conference. Go, LitraCon!
Check out some images:
Thanks for reminding me of this, Miles!