Translucent Lightweight Concrete

by Rochelle Greayer

in Nuts + Bolts

This took my breath away this morning.  Can you imagine the possibilities?  I found it over on The Pompomist.

Translucent concrete from Porjoel Sosa and Sergio Omar Galvan

It is made by Porjoel Sosa and Sergio Omar Galvan who are students at UAM in Mexico.  The material is 30% lighter but has the same strength, consistency and resistance as regular concrete, while allowing 80% light transmittance.  It comes in a variety of colors.

The inventors are patenting the product now, so hopefully it will be available soon.

If you speak Spanish, here is a you tube video about the product that you should check out…in fact it might be worthwhile to take a look even if you don’t (a picture speaks a thousand words in any language).  I love the black concrete they show in the video with the light behind it….so cool.