Slow Design & Natural Stone: the sustainable choice

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Natural stone for Slow Design

The Slow Design is a global movement that promotes well being for individuals, society, and the natural environment. It takes into consideration the choice of materials and the impact of the design. This is why natural stone can be a sustainable choice to apply the Slow Design principles in your home. Let’s have a look at some advices!

CHOOSE SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS

Natural stone for Slow Design

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The Slow Design movement promotes the use of sustainable materials and processes. You can choose ecofriendly products such as natural stone or wood that are able to be recycled after use. It is up to you to choose pieces that you will want to keep for many years.

Natural stone is a construction product absolutely competitive in terms of sustainability. An efficient design of masonry structures is possible by means of practical verification procedures. This is the result of an extensive study that compares sustainable facades of stone, concrete and wood

INCORPORATE NATURAL ELEMENTS

Natural stone for Slow Design

Natural products are essential for Slow Design style. You can create a sense of peace and calm using stone, raw or wood. Green elements will minimize your building’s footprint.

Make sure that environmental commitment is a part of the space you create. You can incorporate open spaces such as terraces or gardens where you can spend time with your family or friends.

CREATE QUIET AND DURABLE AMBIANCES

Natural stone for Slow Design

You can feel a real Slow Design style when your home is a place of relax and calm. This sensations of comfort are provided by stone finishes, thanks to the amazing natural textures. Furthermore, natural stone is durable and easy maintainable so you can minimize the need for repair or replacement.

You have to consider the impacts of the creation and reduce environmental damage as much as possible. This is the only way to slow down the cycle of buying and throwing away.

Many of the rules of the Slow Design movement can be applied in existing buildings in order to make them more sustainable. 

And you? Have you ever tried the Slow Design?

For further information, check CUPA STONE website.