Designed by famed architect Asif Khan, the 2018 Winter Olympics pavilion has been coated with the world’s blackest paint, ‘Vantablack VBx 2,’ the spray-paint version of Vantablack, the blackest possible pigment that absorbs an incredible 99% of light. The result is a structure that looks like a black hole, as the walls no longer appear three dimensional, and tiny lights act as stars against the backdrop of deep darkness. Continue reading for another video and more information.
“The building’s interior is in sharp contrast to its deep dark outside. Everything is a glossy white and is one big water installation. Haptic sensors allow visitors to change the way the water flows. Vantablack paint was originally invented for use in space and defense, to reduce atmospheric distortion in telescopes and to cut out stray light refraction from polished lenses. It is made using millions of carbon nanotubes, which are about 3,500 times thinner than a strand of human hair, and between 14 and 50 microns long,” reports RT.