1. LITRACON Light Transmitting Concrete s By ABID ALI 12-NTU-0091
2. INTRODUCTION • Concrete is one of the world’s widely used building material. • And builders have been using concrete for thousands of years. • Introduction of fiber optics into the concrete mix has given it a new dimension. • Now, it seems as if the days of dull, grey concrete are about to end. • Litracon is a light-transmitting or translucent concrete which is able to move light through concrete up to 20 meters thickness. • It is a strong ,solid material through which light can be easily transmitted. • Light-transmitting concrete can be used in variety of ways.
For many years, I was fascinated by science fiction and its concepts.
Moreso by Arthur C Clarke's 2001 A Space Odyssey imparting the birth of mankind to a spiritual finality of sorts.
Ever present was a monolith.
It was black, of accurate dimension and was present at critical stages of mankind's development.
The concept struck me. How would it be if collectively we could make such a monolith for the Canberra War Memorial Museum and have exactly the same monolith replicated for the Auckland's War Memorial Museum in time for the 100 year anniversary for the commemoration of the end of World War 1 in 2018- in time for ANZAC Day?
The structure would need 36 concrete blocks assembled in a ...