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Towards new stone architecture

08 May 2024
Material Futures Stage
Material Futures

Since architects Martorell, Bohigas, Macklay and engineer Peter Rice built the 1992 Pavilion of the Future for the Seville World Expo from granite, what has changed in the use of stone in modern buildings? During the last 30 years updated systems and technologies have enabled the development of new stone building typologies. From a simple brick to highly engineered prefabricated pre-tensioned system, stone has proven its versatility, efficiently addressing pressing issues of the over consumption of energy.

Vanessa Norwood, Consultant for the built environment - Vanessa Norwood
Pierre Bidaud, Creative Director - The Stonemasonry Company
Michael Poultney, Managing Director - Albion Stone
Nobouko Nansenet, Architect - WYSWYG
The stone collective
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