They built massive constructions with unparalleled seismic resistance and high static and dynamic steadiness to keep them stable during an earthquake - without mortar. The separate pieces moved during an earthquake, only to lay down in exactly the right place afterwards.
Following three key value themes of precision, functionality and austerity, the stones were cut to perfection and interlocked. They remain today so close that a knife cannot be inserted between the joins. The Inca stonemasons were there long before Mies Van der Rohe and his philosophy of “less is more”.
|The 12-angled stone in Hatum Rumiyoc Street in Cusco, Peru|