Shining a light on the science of darkness


by NADEEM BADSHAH ASIAN ARCHITECT TESTS BLACK MATERIAL AT WINTER OLYMPICS A LEADING architect who designed the world’s darkest building for the just-concluded Winter Olympics has revealed that his team battled fierce winds and temperatures of -20ºC to finish the project.   Asif Khan Asif Khan created the pavilion, which is coated with Vantablack VBx2 – a substance so dark that it absorbs more than 99 per cent of light – in South Korea.   He told Eastern Eye that Vantablack VBx2 is “just the beginning of a brave new world” of materials.   The London-based design expert built the 13,000 square foot building…

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