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January 06, 2011

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Italian architects Italcementi used "i.ight", a form of transparent cement, to build the Italian pavilion at last year’s Expo in Shanghai.

Italcementi used i.light for around 40 per cent of the 18-metre high Expo pavilion, or 3,774 transparent panels and semi-transparent panels made from 189 tonnes of the product.

In each transparent panel there are approximately 50 holes, leading to about 20 per cent transparency. The semi-transparent panels were around 10 per cent see-through and were created by ‘modulating the insertion of the resins’.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at January 6, 2011 06:28 AM