Marble is very common in daily life. The window sills, TV backgrounds, and kitchen bars in your home may all come from a mountain. Don't underestimate this piece of natural marble. It's said to be millions of years old.
These rock materials generated in the earth's crust originally slept in the depths of the ocean, but they collided, squeezed, and were pushed up through the movement of crustal plates over the years, forming many mountains. That is to say, after such a long process, the marble on the mountain appeared before our eyes.
Italian photographer Luca Locatelli often photographs and documents stone mines. He said, “This is an independent, isolated world that is beautiful, weird, and full of austere atmosphere. In this self-contained stone world, you will find that industry and nature are perfectly integrated. In the photos, workers the size of fingernails stand among the mountains, directing the tractors like a symphony orchestra."
Marmor III proposes the strategic reuse of these abandoned Marmor quarries. By transforming each quarry, a sculptural and unique architectural composition is created. The architectural approach is somewhere between architecture and nature, it is an expression of life in original and modern diverse architecture.
The picture shows HANNESPEER ARCHITECTURE's creative design for the abandoned Malmö quarry in 2020. The designer designed a series of houses in the middle to top area of the quarry.
Luiz Eduardo Lupatini·意大利
Designer Luiz Eduardo Lupatini used the theme of "lost landscape" in the competition for the Thermal Baths of Carrara, planning a spa in the void of the quarry, creating a dialogue between man and nature through a minimalist design language.
Adrian Yiu ·巴西
This special quarry is located in a favela of Rio de Janeiro. The designer is a graduating student. Through this project, he hopes to build a community cooperative for the residents of the favela and raise the city's attention to the favelas.
Originally a local quarry, Ca'n Terra was used as an ammunition depot for the Spanish army during the Civil War and was only rediscovered decades after the war. The many turns of history that make this cavernous structure so captivating have allowed it to be redesigned to tell a whole new story.
Carrières de Lumières
In 1959, director Jean Cocteau discovered this dusty pearl and made his final film, The Testament of Orpheus, here. Since then, Carrières de Lumières has been permanently open to the public and has gradually become a stage for art, history and fashion exhibitions.
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