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Stone is among the oldest and most monumental, or should I say mountain-like, building materials we got. It is also among the longest-lasting, but has fallen out of favour recently as it is an energy- and labour-intensive material to build with and we haven't yet been able to automate this process.

According to Suetonius emperor Augustus boasted that he turned Rome from a city built on bricks to one built in marble, and marble is to this date still considered a classic material for showing off your buildings. However there are a wide range of stones, from basalt to sandstone.

This thread is about innovative uses of stone in construction, highlighting constructions made fully or substantially in concrete. This also includes discussion on advantages and disadvantages of stone, costs, challenges, and sustainability.

PLANNED THREADS IN BUILDING IN… SERIES

Building in bricks
Building in concrete
Building in glass
Building in grass
Building in metal
Building in mud
Building in plastic
Building prefab
Building in stone (this)
Building with water
Building in wood
 

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Another example from Norway, Summer House could go in the wood and glass categories as well, but perhaps the most interesting part is the cliff face/concrete wall.


(Yes, the house is one of the settings used in the movie Ex Machina)

 

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The Summer House is truly one of the greatest houses I've seen anywhere. A complete masterpiece. This is how architecture should be, working with to the natural environment rather than tearing it down.

Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre, Oxford, UK (2017)
Architects: Niall McLaughlin Architects











 

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The Summer House is truly one of the greatest houses I've seen anywhere. A complete masterpiece. This is how architecture should be, working with to the natural environment rather than tearing it down.

Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre, Oxford, UK (2017)
Architects: Niall McLaughlin Architects











Agreed, an excellent modern building which won't look like a heap of shit in 20 years time like so much inferior stuff in metal which is going up now.
 
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