Stone in Architecture

Marmomacc & The City in Verona

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From the opening of Marmomacc on September 25 through the end of October, the squares and gardens of Verona were an open-air museum


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Marmomacc Stone Academy for architects takes place in conjunction with Verona Fair

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The 15th edition of the Marmomacc Stone Academy’s continuing education program on stone design for architects was another example of the show’s international dimension.


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A facelift for the historic National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences received a sophisticated makeover while maintaining its original design and materials palette
By Sara Garafalo
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The National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC, enlisted the help of Quinn Evans Architects to provide new stone flooring that complemented and enhanced the existing stonework found in this 1927 historic building.


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Limestone ties modern Texas home to landscape

For the construction of their retirement home in Lampassas, TX, a couple turned to limestone to match the landscape and to tie a traditional Texas ranch home feel to a unique contemporary design
By Kerri Walker
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Set on an 85-acre ranch in Lampassas, TX, is the Triple Creek Ranch, or more affectionately known by passer-bys for its unique, contemporary design, the “Casa de Corazon,” (heart house) and the “butterfly house.”


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Danby marble and Stony Creek granite renovate Federal Building Plaza in NYC

Vermont Quarries Corp. in Mendon, VT, and Stony Creek granite from Stony Creek Quarry Corp. in Branford, CT, were selected to design the plaza
By Kerri Walker
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Originally constructed in 1968, the Jakob K. Javits Federal Building Plaza, which sits in Foley Square in Lower Manhattan — at Worth and Lafayette Streets — is a triumph over its past design trials and errors.


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Beverly Hills luxury long stay residence remodel is set in stone

The AKA Beverly Hills in California — which stretches the entire block of Crescent Drive and faces the Hollywood Hills — recently underwent a $10 million remodeling in which a variety of stones used throughout offer an exclusive feel to its guests
By Kerri Walker
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From the time guests make their way inside the AKA Beverly Hills hotel in California they can enjoy the ambiance and functionality provided by natural stone.


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Sustainability serves as inspiration for Museum of Natural Sciences

With a focus on the environment, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences wanted natural materials — including domestic stone — for its new Nature Research Center
By Sara Garafalo
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The Nature Research Center at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is the focal point of the newly built Green Square Complex in Raleigh, NC.


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Innovative stone use provides upscale feel for New Jersey condo

By Sara Garafalo
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For the remodeling of a New Jersey condo, designer Rosanna Robin Trivilino of Rosanna Robin Design Group in New York, NY, knew a full gut renovation was in order.


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Natural stone provides European charm for private residence

An international mix of stone slabs and tiles bring a classical European style to the inside of an upscale residence in Great Neck, Long Island
By Kerri Walker
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On Long Island in New York, set among the many classical French European-styled homes of Great Neck, a luxurious residence awaited a renovation and redesign of its absolutely empty 4,000-square-foot basement.


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Four Freedoms Park - A classic stone memorial 40 years later

After four decades, Four Freedoms Park, a memorial to Franklin D. Roosevelt in New York City, was finally realized, and it features large-scale stonework that provides a timeless feel
By Michael Reis
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Just prior to his death in 1974, world-renowned architect Louis I. Kahn, FAIA, drew plans for Four Freedoms Park, a memorial to Franklin D. Roosevelt in New York City.


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The Stone Fashion Show at Marmomacc in Verona

As usual, stone suppliers from Italy and around the world relied on the Marmomacc fair to showcase some of the latest stone materials to the international marketplace. The following is a look at just some of the stone materials on display in Verona.

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2014 September

In this issue of Stone World, we have a Report from Europe, which includes a series of articles about the quarries and stone processing operations that SW editor Jennifer Adams visited as part of the Marmomacc Stone Academy.

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2014 Fall

In this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design, we take a look at the latest developments in TPT, with a feature article and you can read more comments from Waldrep on this subject as well as other industry professionals.

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