Architectural cast stone — not just an "Old World" thing
For many of us, the term cast stone causes our imaginations to flood with visions of lush, Old World residences lined with Columns and Balustrade encompassed terraces. And for good reason - cast stone is from the Old World and dates back to 12th century France, and quite possibly, even back to ancient Egypt!
Make no mistake about it; we LOVE being a part of Old World inspired projects, but we've also worked hard to modernize the narrative of the cast stone products we make at Ravacast, finding new and exciting ways to incorporate them into modern and transitional styles of architecture.
Fortunately, the challenge of introducing precast concrete & GFRC materials into contemporary styles of architecture is merely an aesthetic one, and there's a number of ways that can help you seemlessly incorporate cast stone into your project. Here's a few that we've had great success with:
- Choose smooth or sandstone finishes from Ravacast
- Utilize oversized, monolithic pieces wherever possible
- Select sleek, unfussy profiles with clean lines
- Consider non-traditional cast stone colors such as rich charcoals, pewters, and whites
- Order precast concrete & GFRC products with wood grain and flagstone textures, available only at Ravacast
Implementing one or more of these stylistic choices will bring greater cohesion to your project while also enabling you to enjoy the flexibility and longevity inherent to cast stone products.