New glass bricks stronger than concrete

Discussion in 'Architecture & Engineering' started by Plazma Inferno!, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. Plazma Inferno! Ding Ding Ding Ding Administrator

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    A new type of see-through glass brick used in a Dutch building facade aims to bridge traditional brick with transparency; the assembled bricks have been tested and shown to be as strong as concrete, able to support heavy loads in compression like its opaque competitor.
    Architecture firm MVRDV applied this new technology to the front of a Chanel shop in Amsterdam that was damaged behind repair, allowing for a see-through storefront that still references local historic brick while using fully-recyclable glass.

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  3. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    I want some of that brick. I have a use for it.

    And what is the "glue"? Can I use regular glass block mortar?
     
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