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Marmo Rosso Verona per la Maternità  (dal n. 669 L'Informatore del  Marmista)

Marmo Rosso Verona per la Maternità (dal n. 669 L'Informatore del Marmista)

Macchine virtuose  (dal n. 667 L'Informatore del Marmista)

Macchine virtuose (dal n. 667 L'Informatore del Marmista)

Realtà virtuale (dal n. 669 L'Informatore del Marmista)

Realtà virtuale (dal n. 669 L'Informatore del Marmista)

Al Cibart di Carrara (dal n. 667 L'Informatore del Marmista)

Al Cibart di Carrara (dal n. 667 L'Informatore del Marmista)



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MATERIALS Varieties of “serizzo” stone in the Alps  MARKETS The stones of South-East Tunisia EVENTS Architecture and building industry at Made expo COLUMNS Cultural events | Exhibitions | Classified advertisements | Notes

 

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Varieties of “serizzo” stone in the Alps  by Laura Fiora
So-called “Serizzi” stones (“Sarizzi”, “Pietre Risse”) are rocks with different chemical-mineralogical composition, from different geological units in the Alpine mountain chain and widely used in buildings and decorations in many Alpine regions (Fiora, 2008). Squared-off ashlars, decorative elements, irregular fragments and cobbles have often been used in buildings, bridges, boundary walls, various sculptural elements and sometimes even in roofing and paving/flooring applications.. . ...Examples of the use of limestone-schist in Turin include the side staircase of the Cathedral, trusses and bands in the University Campus, portal and columns in Piazza Vittorio. Calceschists from the Cuneo area (particularly the Varaita Valley) are also mentioned by Sacco in Turin in the form of slabs for balconies and jambs. Calcemicaschist was also used in many Alpine constructions, such as fortifications, bridges: and rural buildings. “Morgex Stone” from Valle d'Aosta (although quarrying activity has ceased) is a calcemicaschist.... The material was worked and semi-processed in the quarry - today named after D’Andrade - and then transported to the restoration site by means of a cable car. Even some of the sarcophaghi in the church for the members of the Savoia family are in prasinite. Prasinite was used in many historic constructions in the Piedmont plains and is also one of the materials utilised to build the Fenestrelle fortress complex in the Chisone Valley. ...It is processed in several ways (polishing, honing, sand-blasting) and used in exteriors for paving/flooring, for example in Chatillon and Aosta, where it is also used in street flower vases. Interior applications include kitchen tops, shower bases and staircases.

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