materials we’re smitten with: concrete cloth

Our new favorite fantasy material is Concrete Cloth: a flexible cement impregnated fabric that hardens when hydrated to from a thin durable water and fire proof concrete layer. This video and a pdf about it gave us lots of ideas.  You can drape it over forms to mold it into shapes, like these sculptural chairs and sofas…the wet concrete cloth can be draped over cast-off or plastic furniture, until it hardens:

…concrete chairs and sofa arranged in from on an inflatable concrete shelter….

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Yikes!

…here it’s used as a “form” in landscaping….

….we’re thinking room screens….(wonder how heavy it gets)…

…does it hold water?…could we form planters for the terrace…?

via Core 77

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