With the thoughts of childhood summer camp in mind — when you slept in a screened cabin, heard the noises of the night, felt the changes in weather and awoke at sunrise — architect Tobin Smith set out to create a retreat inspired by outdoor living.
In December 2009, design began on a brand new structure that would become the Madera Courthouse, in Madera, CA. Los Angeles, CA-based architectural firm AC Martin was commissioned to design the 105,000-square-foot, four-story building, which had been positioned to connect with the existing historic courthouse and courthouse park, creating a new town square.
The Opera Line of mosaic tiles by Maniscalco makes available a series of designer products with flexibility and function, bringing a combination of sophisticated old world and ultra-contemporary design elements together, resulting in a versatile series of highly fashionable products.
Pramar Stone is the first Italian company to have developed hobs in marble, natural stones and porcelain. A top quality, innovative and functional product that stands out from the classic steel, hobs give more value to the home environment.
In the December 2016 issue, we look at some highlights of the Marmo+Mac 2016, and the new renovations of the Freemasons' Hall in London, England. We also present some new products, technology updates, machine of the month, and stone of the month.
For this issue, we are excited to share with you four features that focus on using compact and ultrathin slabs in both residential and commercial projects. As these products continue to gain popularity, we wanted to share different ideas of applications, including an upscale dining environment in the interior of a Saks Fifth Avenue.