The stonework seen along Wacker Drive in Chicago, IL, an historic 1920’s two-level roadway that travels alongside the main branch of the Chicago River, was recently restored for both practical and aesthetic reasons.
When family-owned-and-operated Qualey Granite & Stone Fabrication, LLC of Maine was initially established in 2003, it solely concentrated on exterior work. Today, production has grown to include interior designs such as countertops and fireplace and shower surrounds.
For the remodeling of its 5,600-square-foot corporate headquarters in Phoenix, AZ, employees of Cawley Architects, Inc. wanted to upgrade the look of its offices by adding elegant stone materials in unique colors, while maintaining a contemporary aesthetic. In the end, the firm went with a striking combination of exotic granite and black slate.
Palm Beach Marble, which serves as both a
flooring contractor and a stone fabricator in South Florida, has grown
tremendously since opening in 2003. The company’s 7,500-square-foot building in
Riviera Beach, FL, houses a fabrication shop, showroom and slab yard.
The David L. Rice Library, a new
155,000-square-foot academic facility at the University of Southern Indiana in
Evansville, IN, is more than double the size of the original campus library,
and it features a limestone and brick facade.
In the December 2016 issue, we look at some highlights of the Marmo+Mac 2016, and the new renovations of the Freemasons' Hall in London, England. We also present some new products, technology updates, machine of the month, and stone of the month.
For this issue, we are excited to share with you four features that focus on using compact and ultrathin slabs in both residential and commercial projects. As these products continue to gain popularity, we wanted to share different ideas of applications, including an upscale dining environment in the interior of a Saks Fifth Avenue.