Super-dark Vantablack: Korea built a pavilion that absorbs light

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According to the idea of ​​the creator, the British architect Asif Khan, from the outside the structure should look like a window into outer space.

In South Korea’s Pyeongchang, on the eve of the opening of the Winter Olympic Games, a pavilion was built, the facade of which is covered with Vantablack VBx2. It absorbs more than 99% of light and today is the world’s darkest substance, writes The Guardian.

According to the British architect Asif Khan, the idea was that the outside of the building looked like a window into outer space. To evaluate the shape of the building you need to come closer: the walls, which from a distance look even, in fact concave. The facade is also surrounded by rods of different heights with light bulbs fixed to them, which serve as stars.

The material Vantablack was presented by employees of the National Physical Laboratory of Great Britain and the company Surrey NanoSystems in 2014. It was assumed that Vantablack will be used primarily in various technological areas, but over time, it attracted the attention of artists, designers and architects who began to apply the material in their projects.


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