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Since ancient Greece, granite buildings represented the most important and monumental architecture.

Nowadays architects are using granite with creativity and ecological awareness, and the results are remarkable.

We have collected some examples of how granite is currently recreated by architecture. It probably won’t stop here and in the future architects will explore the

  • beauty,
  • flexibility

and characteristics of this extraordinary building material.

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Archaeological park of cave art ©Santos Díez Photography. Image Courtesy of Cluster del Granito
Divino Salvador Church, in Porto, Portugal Architects: Vitor Leal Barros Architecture. Photographs: Alexander Bogorodskiy
VMS House in the Spanish town of Leon gives the impression of a modern-day castle. Photo: Antonio Vazquez Sotelo. Architecture: Marcos Miguélez
University Library of Vigo Alberto Noguerol & Pilar Diez Architects. Image Courtesy of Cluster del Granito
Puerta del Sol square ©Guillermo Gonzalez Photography. Image Courtesy of Cluster del Granito
The Auburn in Hawthorn was designed by Melbourne architect Chris Stanley to have unpolished granite pillars. Photo: Splinter Society
Wind Tower Granite Façade, in Kuwait
Red House Granite Architecture by NOARQ
Red House Granite Architecture by NOARQ
Façade of Prague’s Amazon Court where trapezoids and rectangles alternate.
Curving roof and stone walls create seclusion for Portuguese house by NOARQ
University Library of Vigo Alberto Noguerol & Pilar Diez Architects. Image Courtesy of Cluster del Granito

Photo Credits: to owners. Source: www.domain.com.au; www.archdaily.com; www.dezeen.com

Rediscover a natural, unique and original material, with multiple applications for current architecture and design immovable over time, granite is a jewel of nature capable of providing exclusivity to any contemporary construction or finish.

Its wide range of varieties and the incorporation of new cutting technologies and those giving a surface finish, provide us with infinite design possibilities.

— ArchDaily, Granite – The Great Contemporary Unknown

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