4 reasons why architects love portuguese limestone


7 Jun

Architects are always looking for the right material for the right place for the right project. And, sometimes, they can be quite picky. But more than ever architects are rediscovering natural stone for its wide range of applications and benefits for their designs. Here are the 4 reasons architects love portuguese limestone.



Limestone’s low hardness make it very versatile. It can be used in cladding, flooring, copings and architectural. Thus, it’s one of the most adaptable building materials an architect can work with. Portuguese limestone adapts to virtually all designs and contexts.



Limestone is second to none when it comes to durability. It takes the test of time like no other. And in projects made to last multiple generations, architects can rely on portuguese limestone, as there are no shortage of examples of it holding up for centuries, literally.



The natural occurring patterns, the nature’s touch of random spots, the fossils and shells. This cannot be replicated by any man made material. Natural stone, and most notably limestone, fits every design and architectural style: from the contemporary to the most classical ones. It just fits and is the new black.



Stone is said to be “mother nature’s original green building material”. It lasts several generations and needs minimal to no processing, unlike most other building materials. If extracted responsibly, it can be the environment-friendliest. 


We at MVC - Portuguese Limestones are proud to have had the priviledge of working with some amazing architects, like Amanda Levete (MAAT Museum)EL Architects (The Hotel La Réserve Resort) or Zaha Hadid Architects (KAPSARC).


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