Stone in Architecture

Hokie Stone contributes to LEED certification

In keeping with campus tradition, local “Hokie Stone” was incorporated into the design of a Virginia Tech’s new chiller plant — not only helping to conceal the mammoth size of the structure, but also adding points for LEED Silver certification
By Jennifer Adams
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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University — popularly known as Virginia Tech — not only is dedicated to providing quality higher education


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Dream bath is also eco-friendly

A spa-like feel was achieved in the remodel of a Philadelphia townhome’s master bath with Lithoverde, a natural stone product comprised of 98% post-industrial material
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The homeowners of a 3,000-square-foot townhome in the Society Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA, seized the opportunity to turn a needed repair into creating their dream master bath.


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Marmomacc cultural program will bridge stone and architecture in Verona, Italy

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An impressive program of exhibitions, design experiments, learning experiences and training meetings will accompany visitors during the four days of Marmomacc 2013


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WCF headquarters blends style and practicality

For the new Worker’s Compensation Fund building in Sandy, UT, Think Architecture of Salt Lake City chose granite to achieve its goals of functionality and stability
By Sara Garafalo
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To improve safety and security for its staff, The Worker’s Compensation Fund, located in Sandy, UT, needed to build completely new headquarters.


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A race against time

Tab India feverishly worked to process more than 800,000 square feet of granite for the Afi Mall — Moscow’s grand shopping and entertainment center — in a tight timeframe of eight months
By Jennifer Adams
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Positioned in the center of Moscow City, which has been deemed “the largest and most ambitious investment and development project in Europe,” the Afi Mall encompasses approximately 1.9 million square feet and is considered to be the largest shopping and entertainment complex in Russia’s capital city.


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A contemporary design in Texas limestone

James D. LaRue Architects selected local limestone for the design of an Austin, TX, residence, and the material use runs from the exterior to the interior
By Kelly Martin
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Nestled along a steep hillside, a private residence in Austin, TX, was completed under the direction of Jim LaRue, AIA, of James D. LaRue Architects in Austin, TX.


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Bluestone completes design of Whole Foods location in Oklahoma City

For the first Whole Foods store in the Oklahoma City, OK, region, Mark Cavagnero Associates of San Francisco, CA, employed New York Bluestone to add visual appeal to the design
By Kelly Martin
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Situated along a creek, a new, upscale location for Whole Foods in Oklahoma City, OK, serves as the anchor at The Triangle at Classen Curve


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Penthouse suite refined with natural stone

Through the usage of various natural stones, a former bachelor pad was transformed into a high-class living space
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Overlooking the Willamette River, a Portland, OR, penthouse suite started its design process off as a typical bachelor pad.


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Ensuring long-term beauty for marble counters

In an example of protecting white marble kitchen countertops over the long term, this project in Australia received an application of an innovative new product from Dry-TreatTM
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Across the world, the popularity of marble countertops is continuing to rise.


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Historic marble used to restore mansion balustrade

The recent restoration of de Seversky Mansion at the New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, NY, employed Vermont marble from a demolished mansion built in 1905
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As one of the top venues for private events in the New York metropolitan area, the de Seversky Mansion at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) has a picturesque facade and a new staircase complete with marble that was quarried more than 100 years ago.


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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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