Architect Asif Khan will use Darkest material on Earth to create a ‘schism in space’ for Winter Olympics

            <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qp/qpf3d2uxuwmrf9yh.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qp/qpf3d2uxuwmrf9yh.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qp/qpf3d2uxuwmrf9yh.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qp/qpf3d2uxuwmrf9yh.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" />Excitement is building for the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics and some of that excitement is for an actual building. Hosted in Pyeongchang, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/233161/south-korea" rel="nofollow" >South Korea</a>, the ceremonies kicking off on February 9th will include the unveiling of a colorless building, designed by the British architect, <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/386905/asif-khan" rel="nofollow" >Asif Khan</a>.&nbsp;
To achieve this effect, Khan will be using spray-on version of Vantablack—a super black material first developed by Surrey NanoSystems. Considered the darkest man-made substance in the world, Vantablack absorbs 99.96% of light, causing the human eye to see nothing. According to CNN, the buildings will have four curved walls, coated in Vantablack and studded with thousands of tiny lights. Envisioned as a "schism in space," the super dark treatment will cause the building, from a distance, to look like a slit of blackness. As one approaches the building, the "star field will grow to fill your entire field of and then you'll enter as though you're being absorbed into a cloud of blackness" de...

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