The examples in this book however let us
project beyond those standard practices and common processes, and make
the argument that there is a generation of younger architects that not
only fully understand the potential of digital fabrication, but attempt
to go deeper into the question of materiality, inscribing new forms into
stone thus penetrating material with profound thought.
... Successively, the merit of each design lies in the ingenuity to
develop a customized methodology, which joins cut stone blocks in an
additive way such that the assembly of individual unit increases the
overall structural stability by exploiting material strength through
compression, typically known as stereotomic aggregates.
... It is in this respect that the designer Giuseppe Fallacara
succeeds to devise methods that permit him to investigate a trajectory
with each project, installation or prototype, and which open up new
avenues in design by bringing stone to the edge of performance failure
and exploit deliberately many current technologies. The projects are
therefore also a great didactic example of advanced methods in
architectural design with stone, which again shows the larger picture of
architecture that is in continuous evolution enriched by the new means
of digitization but more than ever affords a life-long apprenticeship
instilled by passion.