After extraction, the next stage is characterized by the stone block processing to get shapes and geometries, which differ according to their future use.
The operations on the rocks from the quarry, and still at the embryonic state of their end product, can be traced to two main types:
Most of stone materials, used for buildings, i.e. used for pavements, coatings or masonry ashlars, comes from river, where are obtained relatively small size stones, mainly used as aggregate for concrete mixture, or from quarry.
The roof is the element that most characterizes a building, in relation to its relationship with the context and the users.
Throughout history the stone has been used several times, with different methodologies, as external or internal coating to the surface of walls.
The stone-floored affects how to receive portions of the city. It is able to transmit, subjectively, sensations of well-being; also improves environmental quality within highly urbanised areas.
The stone was often used, especially in Roman times, for the construction of walls in homes. In this connection, we can distinguish two types of wall stone processing:
Many materials are present in Italy, such as the Alps, do not demonstrate the actual higher availability resources such as wood or stone, but documenting architectural influence derived from different types and construction techniques (from the Latin one in stone to the wooden Germanic).
The use of natural stone in the construction industry represents the most consistent scope, because it coincides with about 70% of world production.
In Salento, Umberto Riva realized in the years 1991-1996 this house, a seemingly simple volume inside of which is open a courtyard arched plant that continues in an arbor oriented towards the Gulf of Otra