Magic Cement: Hidden Concrete Patterns Seem with Water
Write-up by Urbanist, filed beneath Furniture & Decor in the Design and style group.
The writing is on the walls, but only when they get moist – that is when the secret messages or hidden designs seem in these seemingly innocuous concrete surfaces, like a resilient and built-in edition of Neverwet graffiti.
The undertaking is known as Silent Poetry and its creators, Frederik Molenschot & Susanne Happle, have commenced with a substantial-contrast approach: natural kinds hidden in rigid geometric slabs, but any other patterns are equally compatible with the strategy.
The underlying magic-caliber, moisture-sparked trick works regardless of whether the material is drizzled on by the rain, doused in running water, touched by steam or impacted by condensation on a sizzling and humid day, generating for innumerable creative possibilities each inside and outside.
Picture a public sidewalk, parking lot or city center on the one hand or a personal walkway or concrete-tiled bathroom on the other. But also take into account the selection of applications from wayfinding in urban settings to domestic decorations on front decks or walkways that appear with the morning dew, making use of both modular precast tiles or more substantial poured-in-location slabs.
From the designers: “The possible applications of reliable poetry are different: either at property in the bathroom, in the garden, in saunas and dance clubs, the place the humidity is large or public spaces like bus stops or pavements. All types of solid poetry have in typical that they modify the entire setting they are surprising and have a life of their own.”