The research aims to investigate the architectural uses of free-form panels made of natural stone, reinforced through the use of carbon fiber (or glass fiber) sheets on the back, in order to build lightweight shells in granite or marble. The combination of these two materials allows reducing the thickness of the stone components up to few millimetres and the achievement of a great structural performance. The project is a collaboration between the authors (from Polytechnic University of Bari) and the Ticino-based company, Generelli SA.
Fallacara, G., Barberio, M., Generelli, M. (2016). Stone skin – Hyper-light double-layered granite skin with fiber reinforcement. In Proceedings of the 11th Conference on Advanced Building Skins. Advanced Building Skins GmbH.