The use of natural stone in international architecture has gained momentum in recent years owing to countless new buildings in Germany. These have not only been influential because they reveal the technical and constructive uses of the material, but also because they show stone as an element of architectural language. Examining current building projects of notable architects including gmp, Hans Kollhoff, Ortner & Ortner, I. M. Pei, O. M. Ungers and Gesine Weinmiller, this book presents new opportunities for using natural stone in architectural and also structural contexts. The subject is documented impressively and extensively with a large number of technical drawings, detail photographs and comprehensive project data.
159 pages / 28 x 28 cm / English/German