Rigid Foam Materials – Concrete

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Pros:

Cons:

  • Still heavier than most materials (only use where structurally needed)
  • Not good under tension
  • Typically only 20% air

Resources:

  • At MIT: John Fernandez, Timothy Cooke
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2 thoughts on “Rigid Foam Materials – Concrete

  1. Definitely not translucent. I was thinking about this in terms of ‘lightness’ rather than ‘light.’ It’s a solid, opaque material, but that doesn’t mean it’s not possible to create ‘light’ effects with how one aggregates and arranges opaque materials.

    That being said, I don’t think this will be a very applicable material… but I still thought it should be on the board.

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