This research deals with stone,
joined without bonds, by the dry-wall technique.
Stone defines fertile surfaces, thus also limiting them. Stone
is a nuisance for plants, which provide fodder for animals
or food for humans. Fields have to be cleared. Stones
picked up by humans have to be removed. A bare pile of stones
eventually disappears, thus the only solution is to place
stones in constructions. If they are already constructed,
they should be useful. Thus a series of elements emerge, which
are needed for understanding, management, directing, collecting,
sorting, storage and protecting the present nature and life
Stone constructions are a composition of stones with or without
bonds. The first compositions to appear were those without
bonds and they are the topic of my discourse.
Stone elements, regardless whether they were cut or not, have
to be positioned in precise structures according to certain
principles, otherwise stability can be endangered. These
principles are alternation of constituent parts, longitudinal
and cross layout and corbelled, overhanging or graded sections.
Formerly stone constructions were the condition for survival,
later they ascertained higher economic status and today they
are only a memory.
Undoubtedly however, stone constructions harmonised with
nature, affected balanced coexistence of all elements
in an environment.