Do you know that the marble elaboration in the urban construction dates back to many centuries ago? in the ancient Greece, marble was used to build luxury buildings. Also, in the ancient Rome, marble was a very important material.
Before the invasion of the east, Rome was dominated by wood, brick, terracotta and plain white stone, such as the local travertine. Then the symbolic potential of exotic marble was fully appreciated by Rome’s first emperor, Augustus. That is the reason why we can see a lot of marble sculptures and marble buildings in the public and private architecture, such as the Colosseum in Rome, Italy.
After the fall of the Roman Empire, the Renaissance till our present days, the marble elaboration has changed. Now, we can understand why marble has been and still being an important material in the contemporary architecture and construction.
Nowadays, one of the main marble applications is the amount of urban products that we can develop. For example, flower pots, benches, walls, flooring, balustrades and lampposts, among others. The popularity of these marble pieces is due to its utility, versatility, durability and elegance, because they are not only decorative pieces in the streets, avenues, squares, etc, also they are marble pieces that people can use.
Now, I am going to show you some marble applications in the urban construction:
– Flower pots: in the urban construction, the most common use of the marble flower pots is the squares and avenues decoration, because it enhances the beauty of any place.
Note: marble has a lot of uses in urban construction, this natural stone is also use in walls, bridges, columns, fountains, facing and facades, among others.