Stone in Architecture

This section targets residential and commercial projects, as well as the renovation/restoration of buildings and homes.

ARTICLES

Restoring stone balustrades at a city landmark

A prominent Philadelphia park gets a makeover to revive its original grandeur
July 9, 2014
Rittenhouse Square is one of Philadelphia’s most prominent and historic parks, and one of William Penn’s original four squares framing the city.


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Restoring a stone treasure

The renovation and restoration of a former pachyderm exhibit delivers a new home for children’s zoo at the Philadelphia Zoo
July 9, 2014
The Hamilton Family Children’s Zoo and Faris Family Education Center, also known as KidZooU, is the keystone project in the ongoing transformation of the Philadelphia Zoo’s historic campus.


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Energy company Antero Resources embraces stone design

July 9, 2014
Antero Resources — currently the most active operator in Marcellus Shale — is an independent exploration and production company engaged in the exploitation, development and acquisition of natural gas and oil properties located in the Appalachian Basin.


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Texas limestone creates the perfect stone getaway

For a vacation home in Texas, regional limestone was used to create a casual feel in a country setting
July 9, 2014
The owners of a vacation home in Angel Bay, TX, envisioned a space that felt casual and clean, with a soft and modern interior.


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Locally sourced stone earns LEED credits

New Mexico travertine was not only chosen for the new Center for the Arts at New Mexico State University for its quality, but also for the quarry’s close proximity to the project site, which achieved LEED credit for regional materials
July 7, 2014

With a unique curved stone exterior, the Center for the Arts at New Mexico State University (NMSU) in Las Cruces, NM, was designed to achieve LEED credit and to create cohesion among the school’s art facilities.


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Quartz adds modern touch to lakeside home in Washington State

A variety of Caesarstone quartz surfacing was employed to create a timeless, yet modern feel for an upscale residence in Washington state
June 3, 2014
In the prestigious community of Gig Harbor, WA, a variety of Caesarstone quartz, accented by woods and concrete, was recently utilized to create a retro contemporary home, which incorporates modern elements and rustic touches.


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Rebuilding from the ground up

After a devastating house fire, a Los Angeles family vows to create a stunning eco-friendly new home — featuring Silestone quartz surfacing
June 3, 2014
On Christmas Day in 2011, Steven and Cindy Ambers’ house in Los Angeles, CA, was destroyed beyond repair by a tragic kitchen fire.


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Intricate stonework helps blend home into natural landscape

With the extensive use of natural schist stone, a hilltop home was designed to blend in with the desert landscape, maximize panoramic views and provide the owners with a tranquil setting
May 5, 2014
Sitting atop one of the many hillsides in the Sonoran Desert in Arizona is a secluded 12,000-square-foot private residence


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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
April 1, 2014
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
April 1, 2014
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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IMAGE GALLERIES

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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EVENTS

Vitoria Stone Fair 2015

2/7/15
Carapina Expo Center
Brazil
The Fair is a true show window for Brazil and the world’s dimensional stone industries, besides adding an ample gamma of integrated products and services from the productive chain of the civil construction, architecture and decoration, technology development, logic and foreign exchange, promoting entities and activity support.

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The 15th China Xiamen International Stone Fair

3/6/15
Xiamen International Conference and Exhibition Center
China
Xiamen Stone Fair 2015 will be the world’s largest stone exhibition with 158,000 m2 exhibition area. A newly-built exhibition center of over 30,000 m2 floor will be put into use as overseas exhibiting space, with more sufficient exhibiting facilities and luxurious exhibition ground.

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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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