See Through and Light Transmitting Translucent Concrete

Updated on August 8, 2019 in Construction and Technology

See-Through and Light-Transmitting Translucent Concrete
Image Source: Dornob

See-Through and Light-Transmitting Translucent Concrete
Image Source: Dornob

My tutor told me about the existence of transparent concrete, it is not really a new technology, kind of old but amazing. Transparent construction-grade concrete, imagine the possibilities!

Who invented this? According to Wikipedia, it was developed in 2001 by Hungarian architect Áron Losonczi working with scientists at the Technical University of Budapest. It is now known as LiTraCon (“light transmitting concrete”, or ‘translucent concrete’.

Filled with optical fibers that run from one end of a poured piece of concrete to the other, these prefabricated blocks and panels effectively transmit light from one side to the other. Colors and light remain remarkably consistent from end to end, but with a natural variation from the pouring process that actually softens the effects considerably.

What’s next? Transparent aluminum and steel? Duoh! The US military has it already.

The author is not a CAD expert nor a web genius. Just another guy spending too much time online. The tutorials featured here are meant for basic level understanding.


  1. With prices like that I would be interested how they are selling this stuff IF they are selling it. They pretty much have the same projects up from when I first saw it a couple years ago. Oh well…they still have the lamps to fall back on.

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