The International Stone Architecture Awards were presented in Verona last month. The selection was based on the architectural quality of the projects and the expressive use of stone materials. As with previous editions, an “ad memoriam” award was presented, as well as one for vernacular architecture.
We are enthusiastic, yes even passionate, about natural stone in both building and hard-scape/landscape use. A resource like this can be helpful for any level of interest and ultimately increase ones understanding of stone in architecture.
Among the 8 winners from this years ASLA Residential Design Category, this project caught our attention. The Landscape Architect firm Reed-Hilderbrand from Watertown MA was hired to assist the owners in their efforts of stewardship of their property.
When considering natural stone for flooring or dimensional use, we fully agree with this statement by the MIA; “There is no bad stone, only inappropriate selections for a given application and unrealistic expectations for a given stone type in a specific application.”