Litracon transparent concrete

May 27th, 2011 by retail design blog

World’s first commercially available transparent concrete Litracon® is a combination of optical fibres and fine concrete. It can be produced as prefabricated building blocks. 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. Litracon® is a fully handmade product which results an exceptional and individual pattern of light in each piece.

World’s first commercially available transparent concrete Litracon® is a combination of optical fibres and fine concrete. It can be produced as prefabricated building blocks. 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. Litracon® is a fully handmade product which results an exceptional and individual pattern of light in each piece.

The patent protected Litracon® products present the phenomenon of light transmitting concrete in the form of widely applicable new building materials. They have been developed by Hungarian architect Áron
Losonczi since 2001.

TECHNICAL DATA
Form: prefabricated blocks
Ingredients: 96% concrete 4% optical fibre
Density: 2100-2400 kg/m³
Compressive strength: 50 N/mm²
Bending tensile strength: 7 N/mm²
Finish: polished

BLOCK SIZES
Maximum block size: 1200 x 400 mm
Thickness: 25-500mm
Other (smaller) block sizes are available on request.

http://www.litracon.hu

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