Stone and Architecture
In the restaurant “ A Barra”, in Madrid (Spain), which boasts of one Michellin star rating, the central bar is the most striking element of the place ( as suggested by the name “Barra” which mean Bar). Its dimensions and special characteristics, its elaboration, was a real challenge for all those who were involved in the project.
The fair Rocalia, held last December, 2017 in Lyon (France), served as a window to creativity and new applications in natural stone. One of these applications is furniture in homes. Both the exhibitions organised by the fair and some stands in the fair showed interesting creations that we highlight here.
Paulo Giafarov email@example.com
Chemical engineer and Technician in buildings. Founder of THE DGG ASSESSORIA, a stone consultancy company in 1985. He has wide experience in projects and dealing with architects in Brazil and around the world since 1978.
Why does urban furniture have to be ugly as it so often is in so many cities in the world? With a little of imagination, design, technical competence and using natural stone, of course, urban planners can renovate public spaces, creating a new, modern and attractive image of public areas, make them great places for city dwellers to spend their time. The images below need no explanation.
If natural stone is beautiful by nature, imagine what can be achieved when we bring out its attractiveness with techniques that create new textures and finishes without changing its colour and without damaging the environment. Just with waterjet one can achieve spectacular finishes such as those shown here.