Stone in Architecture

Cathedral undergoes a “creative restoration”

St. Joseph Cathedral in Sioux Falls, SD brought together a variety of natural stone elements to complete a design plan that is nearly 100 years old
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Located in Sioux Falls, SD, Saint Joseph Cathedral has stood as an unfinished landmark for almost 100 years.


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Exotic stone creates nature-inspired design

A Pennsylvania residence incorporates the distinctive tastes of the homeowner with the qualities of nature through the use of various marbles and granites
By Karissa Giuliano
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The design goal for a residence located in the Pittsburgh, PA, area rested heavily on the personal tastes and existing ideas of the homeowner himself.


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Stone creates a presence for Durham courthouse

A North Carolina courthouse pulls together the key elements of slate, granite and limestone to establish a sense of permanence for the exterior as well as the interior
By Karissa Giuliano
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Newly constructed in Durham, NC, the Durham County Justice Building features a green slate exterior that brings an essence of grandness to the building.


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Stone forms a “little black dress”

Using a mixture of Black basalt and Black Absolute granite, an office building located in the heart of the very fashionable Beverly Hills, CA, has been built to fit the posh area
By Kelly Crowley
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When building anything in Beverly Hills, one of the most important elements in that project is the design.


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2012 Pinnacle Award Winners

The Pinnacle Awards, held during during the StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas 2013, recognize excellence in commercial, residential, sustainability and renovation/restoration of natural stone projects worldwide
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The Marble Institute of America (MIA) announced the winners of the 2012 Pinnacle Awards competition during its annual Awards Luncheon


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Limestone complements high-tech residential design

For the expansion of a private residence in Texas, the architect selected local limestone to work in conjunction with a modern design and materials palette
By Michael Reis
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In conceiving the addition to a private residence in the Dallas, TX, area, the goal for Stephen B. Chambers Architects, Inc. was to amplify the modernity of the design, create a stronger relationship with the natural amenities of the site and adjacent lake; and add regional character.


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Solid carved tub is “made in America”

In an outstanding example of U.S. stone-carving abilities, a solid stone tub for a private residence was crafted from a single block of stone
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Recently, a one-of-a-kind carving project was completed for a Manhattan penthouse, and it provides an example that the art of stone-carving is still alive in America.


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Elegant stonework defines Brazilian mall

Boulevard Shopping in Vila Velha, Espírito Santo brings growth to the Brazilian construction market.
By Michael Reis
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At Boulevard Shopping in Vila Velha, Espírito Santo, Brazil, a range of domestic stone materials were used to bring both outdoor and indoor spaces to a new level of stylishness


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Historic mansion restored with local limestone

By Karissa Giuliano
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Originally constructed in Missouri, the Queen Anne Mansion was moved to Eureka Springs, AR, and later renovated with stone from Ozark Southern Stone


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An artistic expression in stone

By Jennifer Adams
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Seeking to create a unique stone structure on his property in Bourdeaux, France, a stonemason built a stone cabin with local French limestone and sandstone


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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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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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