Gallery: Stone House Made from 99% Recycled Granite Debuts in Milan

 

One of our favorite designs from Milan Design Week was John Pawson’s House of Stone, which is constructed from stone blocks composed of 99% recycled granite. Working together with the leading stone craftsmen of Italy under the auspices of Gabriele Salvatori, Pawson found a way to utilize tons of cast-off stone, which cost millions of Euros to dispose of. His elegant stone house is composed of stone ‘bricks’ and features a series of fissures that create beautiful plays of light — both inside and out.

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  1. The Outerio House is a ... November 29, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    […] thing existing was the house’s main structure; massive wooden beams and a façade made out of granite masonry. The biggest challenge laid in the fact that the space was only three meters wide and seven […]

  2. The Pierre: Breathtakin... November 18, 2010 at 10:13 am

    […] wasn’t an easy one, it came with an extra bonus for the contractors – the chipped away stone could be re-used as aggregate to be mixed into the concrete […]

  3. pie plant April 21, 2010 at 8:04 am

    From reading a bit more about Salvatori, I think the Lithoverde product is probably made of recycled marble, not granite as you have reported.

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