Inflatable Just-Add-Water Concrete Tent Invented

concrete tentGlobal Post – by Kristen Deasy

An inflatable tent that turns into concrete when it gets wet has been developed by a pioneering British firm,according to the innovation company PSFK.

The new Concrete Canvas Shelter, as it is called, is easily erected by two people in less than an hour and hardens into a concrete structure once it’s been filled up with water and blown up, completely setting within a day, according to PSFK.   

The UK-based Concrete Canvas company seems to have made the tentwith the military in mind, but it will likely be useful in natural disaster situations as well.

National Geographic described the invention’s implications as “far-reaching.”

Watch their video report on the new technology here:

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/inflatable-just-add-water-concrete-tent-developed-militar

11 thoughts on “Inflatable Just-Add-Water Concrete Tent Invented

  1. You might want to check out the BURNING MAN sites for these. I can see where this would be fantastic out on the Playa! Also, have you looked into “Hexayurts” yet? http://hexayurt.com/
    Just another cheap easy idea.

  2. Just one thing though, guys. That bad boy HAS to weigh a ton before it’s even watered down and set up. I see a serious logistical problem with getting it to wherever you want to erect it.

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