Stoneworks is all about smart Adaptive Reuse of old and weathered Limestone Blocks and dimensional salvaged stone elements and their successful and meaningful reintegrating into one’s life and design space.
Incorporating our elements even into the most
modern of settings will connect your design and hard wire your home and lifestyle with Natural Order and the Matrix of human connectivity.
Nothing is more brutal, harsh and synthetic then design for the sake of design in a total vacuum of the human element and the spirit.
Like ecological succession, the adaptive reuse or existing time honored stone elements deals with directional change, a gentle and unpredictable temporal shift in the whole basis of the villa, the bathroom, the kitchen, the backyard, or the entire building’s structure and function:
the succession of the built environment.
Adaptive reuse “slows nutrient design appeal loss” while contributing to the diversity, complexity, and continuity of a particular living space.
Genuine places worthy of our affections and
livelihood are created through the process of gradual adaptation.
‘The Geography of Nowhere’ a book by James Kunstler presents a very readable argument for preventing the uncritical new construction of “placelessness.”
According to Kunstler, The average citizen,
who went to school in a building modeled on a shoe factory, who works in a suburban office building, who lives in a raised box, who vacations once every 10 years in a cookie-cutter make believe tourist trap like Macao or Las Vegas, would not recognize a soulful building of quality “even if a tornado dropped it in his yard”.
Professor Kunstler continues: The modern classical
European architects, interior and landscaping architect are at a slight disadvantage, to Mediterranean architects who have not lost their ‘on the ground’ ability to discern the traditional from the conceptual.
Adaptive reuse as followed by Stoneworks International focusses on the human being first, on common sense ergonometric proportions and proven historical ratios in all of its stone elements as they will be tasked with the process of changing a space function to accommodate the changing needs of its awakened users.