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2013 Pinnacle Award Winners

E ach year, the Marble Institute of America honors excellence in stone design with its Pinnacle Award Competition
Here are the 2013 winners, which were honored during a presentation held during StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas in Las Vegas, NV, earlier this year.


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Limestone creates one-of-a-kind residential design

An outdated beach house undergoes metamorphosis to maximize ocean views and sun exposure, earning it the Award of Excellence for Residential Interior/Exterior for the 2013 Pinnacle Awards
Situated on one of the most high-end streets in Long Island, NY, is a private residence that took a very specific design goal and transformed it into one of the most unique homes the island has ever seen.


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Blending romance and country style

For a private residence in Texas, architect Rick Burleson used limestone to create a romantic vibe in a hill country setting
The homeowners of a private residence in Wimberley, TX, wanted a romantic-style home that would blend with their hill country surroundings. They


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A little bit of heaven in St. Barth

For a luxurious rental home in St. Barth, Barnes Coy Architects created a house designed around views of the Caribbean Sea using Pennsylvania limestone
For lavish rental home La Danse des Etoiles, Saint Barthélemy (also known as St. Barth or St. Barts), architects Robert Barnes and Christopher Coy of Barnes Coy Architects of Bridgehampton, NY, were commissioned to create a property designed around views of the Caribbean Sea.


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Jura limestone defines Al Hamra tower in Kuwait

With a height of 1,354 feet, the Al Hamra Tower in Kuwait City, Kuwait, holds the title as the tallest sculpted building in the world, and its sleek exterior is lavishly dressed in Jura limestone from Germany
Hailed as the tallest sculpted building in the world, the Al Hamra Tower in Kuwait City, Kuwait, stands at 1,354 feet and features a continuous stone facade.


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This issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design features the Tile of Spain design awards. Also highlighted in this edition is the Ceramics of Italy Tile Competition — sponsored by Confindustria Ceramica (the Italian Association of Ceramics) and the Italian Trade Commission

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