Sidewalk Concrete Reveals Floral Patterns When Wet [Video]

Sidewalk Concrete Reveals Floral Patterns When Wet [Video]

A product that could revitalize overly-paved urban wastelands.

Ross Brooks
  • 12 june 2013

Based in the Netherlands, SolidPoetry is made up of two designers – Frederick Molenschot and Susanne Happle – who are trying to make concrete beautiful again.

Solid Poetry looks fairly grey and lifeless – as with most forms of concrete. What’s special about this particular concrete is that when you sprinkle it with water, decorative patterns will start to emerge after a short period of time.


This interesting idea could bring some life back to normally dull and uninteresting places laden with concrete. Apart from the outdoors, bathrooms could also benefits from this particular type of concrete, coming to life whenever water manages to find it’s way onto the ground.

To get a better sense of what SolidPoetry can do, take a look at this video:



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