New Stone Age at London's Building Centre shows the potential of stone as a modern construction material. Curator Steve Webb picks five projects from the exhibition that use it in innovative, practical and sustainable ways.
Amin Taha's architecture studio Groupwork has collaborated with structural engineer Webb Yates to design a conceptual 30-storey stone office block that would be cheaper and more sustainable than concrete or steel equivalents. More
Make's St James's Market redevelopment, which includes a block with a ribbon-like stone and bronze facade and the restoration of a late 19th-century building, is featured in this video produced by Dezeen for the architecture studio. More
Dutch architect Chris Collaris has completed this property in Ontario, Canada using stone sourced from a nearby quarry, wood from the building site, and vegetation from surrounding fields for the green roof. More
Stacks of rough stone and concrete form the campus of Yan'an University in China, designed by the Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tsinghua University to recall the city's famous cave dwellings. More
Seoinn Design Group and Eunseok Lee have designed a place of worship with a stone tower featuring a cross hanging over an observatory as a contemporary spire for the Saemoonan Church in South Korea. More