Natural Stones in Architecture
Iran stone news agency ,Very few rocks have as many uses as marble. It is used for its beauty in architecture and sculpture. It is used for its chemical properties in pharmaceuticals and agriculture. It is used for its optical properties in cosmetics, paint, and paper. It is used because it is an abundant, low-cost commodity in crushed stone prepared for construction projects. Marble has many unique properties that make it a valuable rock in many different industries. The photographs and captions below illustrate just a few of its varied uses.
For centuries, marble was used in the construction of some of the world’s most glorious buildings. From Roman villas to palaces in Renaissance Europe to the Washington Monument in the US, gleaming white marble has long been a sign of wealth and success.
However, the stone is no longer used as much in modern construction. It is not as cost-effective as other materials, and the demands of high-rise buildings generally require something stronger. Nevertheless, when an architect decides they are going to use marble the results can be spectacular.
In thousands of years of use, few building materials inspire as much awe as marble when used well. To illustrate this, here are some of the contemporary structures that have made best use of this beautiful stone.
Source : www.worldbuild365.com
5:29 am November 4, 2019
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