Designed by the renowned architectural firm Pelli Clarke Pelli, the new theater facility at DePaul University in Chicago, IL, was clad in stone using a specialized cladding system – selected in coordination with Architect of Record, CannonDesign — that allows for an efficient and quick installation
Design of dimensional stone veneer is a straightforward process when the stone sizes are similar, utilize the same material and are connected to an appropriately framed structural backup. However, if stone panels of different sizes and shapes are part of the architectural vision and the existing backup wall limits the location of anchors, the designer must be creative and meticulous in the cladding design.
In this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design, we bring you our annual focus on Kitchen & Bath Design. From a beach-inspired bathroom design to a kitchen backsplash made of circular mosaic tile, the following are filled with illustrations of innovative and unique uses of stone and tile.