Stone in Architecture

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
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
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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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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