The World Architecture Day 2019 calls attention to the challenge of how architects can contribute to the realisation of affordable and long-lasting housing for all. To celebrate, we have chosen 3 natural stone projects that stand out for their sustainability and efficiency. Read on to see the stories!
Gabion walls provide a wide field of environmental applications in contemporary architecture and decoration. Nowadays, they can be used for facades, gardens or urban designs. We have compiled 3 projects that adopt this structural system using natural stone!
Quartzite has become one of the most popular stones nowadays. Its has a mixture of a marble pattern and the durability of granite. This rock is common in architecture, decoration and interior design. Let’s do a review for the contemporary uses of quartzite:
Quartzite is a natural stone product, completely ecological and sustainable. Resistant and hard, this material can adapt as a facade cladding for any contemporary project. This bronze stone with ocher shades and a very rough natural texture is a great choice for long-lasting exterior walls.
In the recent years, ventilated facades are gaining traction as a result of the urgent need to create efficient buildings. Architects and engineers are looking for materials that offer strength, flexibility and a contemporary design. Natural stone offers all the advantages of a sustainable material combined with the benefits of a ventilated façade: energy efficiency, savings […]
Limestone is a sedimentary rock formed in oceans, rivers and lakes over millions of years. Used extensively for interior and exterior cladding, this natural material often contains animal and vegetable fossil fragments or bands of color. Here you have the main uses of this extraordinay stone in architecture and construction.
CUPA STONE has just released a complete catalog of BIM (Building Information Modeling) objects on all STONEPANEL™ collection. The only natural stone panel certified and guaranteed for outdoor use is an innovative system that makes natural stone more accesible to the most cutting-edg projects. The BIM objects can be downloaded from CUPA STONE’s website, available […]
BIM (Building Information Modeling) has changed the way architects share information for construction projects. Now, you can have more information about products that will be used as well as the design, logistics or maintenance of the project. Many countries are still at the very beginning of developing and deploying their own BIM strategies. Let’s have a […]
Passive house is a building standard that is energy efficient, comfortable, affordable and sustainable at the same time. Low energy constructions require little energy for heating or cooling. In fact, certified passive houses are the best vehicle to deliver sustainable architecture. Natural stone can be used in this type of buildings due to its thermal […]
Contemporary architects have in common the use of advanced technology and modern building materials. They create facades to astonish. For their façade designs, they are renovating the use of natural materials such as granite. Here you have 5 beautiful examples of contemporary granite facades: