Concrete Cloth

Concrete Cloth is a revolutionary material technology that has a wide range of applications in the construction and defence industries.

Visit www.concretecanvas.co.uk for further information.

Essentially a cement impregnated fabric, the material is flexible and can conform to complex curvatures. Once hydrated, the material hardens to form a durable, water proof and fire proof concrete layer.

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rampant
rampant
December 27, 2011 6:28 pm

Good find TD, Concrete Cloth is a rather clever little innovation, I think intitial development was done with the Aid Industry in mind. I firts stumbled across it in this book http://www.amazon.co.uk/Design-Like-Give-Damn-Architectural/dp/0500342199/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1325010208&sr=8-1 , I see there is another coming out in May. Another line of simple construction that would catch your fancy is Super Adobe, which when combined with Concrete Cloth would be a superb solution for both FOB construction, and Transitional Shelters for use in disater relief.

Super Adobe – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Cal-Earth – The California Institute of Earth Art and Architecture

Earthbag Building Index

The technique devised by the late Architect Nadir Kahlili has passed all of California’s strict testing and coding for earthquake proofing.

The third link has loads and loads of different building plans that can be ordered, all certified by architects moreover earthbag/superadobe buildings are perfect for regions with high temperatures.

rampant
rampant
December 27, 2011 6:37 pm

Ooops, apologies links didn’t work:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Adobe

http://calearth.org/building-designs/what-is-superadobe.html

http://www.earthbagbuilding.com/

The beauty of such innovations are their versatility and ease of construction. No skilled labour necessary, moreover,given the “flatpack” nature of empty bag rolls how many could you fit in an Iso Container.

John Samson
John Samson
June 4, 2014 7:37 am

this is certainly one of the greatest inventions of the day..where can I purchase ist ,or send me a sample ?