Bluestone has an interesting place in architecture. We say elswhere in this site thta “In terms of current design trends, “Bluestone” has a certain cache that is hard to dispute. Please note my use of quotations marks around the word. There are a few good reasons for this and let’s take a look at them before we continue with Bluestone in Architecture.

Firstly, the term is a commercial label and not a geological one. In fact, our pals at the ubiquitous Wikipedia say that “there at least 20 different rock types” represented at the legendary Stonehenge site.”

Secondly, is the geography of the issue. In Australia and that part of the world in general, This stone  is usually basalt in geological terms. Basalt being the predominant stone on the ocean floors.