A Brief Look at Semiotics
What does stone signify?
1. Stone signifies the inherent weight of a foundation
a. As it relates to force, tectonics, vector, physics, plinth
2. Stone signifies source of materials and a vernacular
a. As it relates to surrounding area, site appropriateness, man’s dominance
3. Stone signifies the style of a building
a. As it relates to culture, time frames, and design strategies