load-bearing wall stone block / exposed
exposed, for load-bearing walls
Massive construction is among the many construction possibilities offered by our natural stones.
It is a traditional construction system applied to the contemporary architecture, mainly with the use of limestones and sandstones. It is also considered as the true art of the stonework because is based on the traditional work of the Stonemasonry, with the skill to cut and give style to the stone, and finally assembling it precisely thru processes of forefront technologies.
In the massive construction, the solid blocks are used as constructive or structural elements, and as elements with a decorative purpose.
Solid blocks or ashlars of natural stone:
Until now, it was a system very used in perimeter walls for plots and buildings of distinctive character, although it is gaining notoriety in single-family homes seeking to differentiate themselves according their architectural and environmental value thru the use of the natural stone, being it perfect for the projects that pursue the sustainable development and the passive house concept.
Additionally to the technical benefits, the solid looking of the ashlars used in the massive construction provides a clean style that can be modern or bring out the constructive models of the ancient civilizations. In this type of construction, is preserved the same style utilized for the outdoor and the indoor of the houses, integrating it perfectly in a rendezvous with the landscape.