Stone in Architecture

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

ARTICLES

Onyx and Granite Transform the Lobby of Hilton Sandestin Golf Resort

A mix of materials, including onyx and granite, transformed the lobby of the Hilton Sandestin Golf Resort and Spa in Destin, FL, into a welcoming environment for guests
In late 2013, The Hilton Sandestin Golf Resort and Spa in Destin, FL, underwent a five-month, multi-million-dollar renovation of the lobby and public space, restaurants, guest rooms and spa.


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An extensive stone restoration project of a San Francisco building brought back its original charm and luster

In 2011, architects Cathy Simon, FAIA, LEED® AP, design principal at Perkins+Will and Peter Birkholz, AIA, LEED® AP, associate principal at Page & Turnbull, were hired by developers Wilson Meany to rehabilitate and renew 140 New Montgomery Street in San Francisco, CA, the former headquarters of the Pacific Telephone Co.


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Stonework used to create boutique on Rodeo Drive

Upscale fashion brand Céline reopens its doors on Rodeo Drive with a brand new boutique featuring spectacular stonework
In April 2013, high-end fashion company Céline opened the doors of its new 3,100-square-foot boutique on the world-famous Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, CA.


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Limestone and marble used to make elegant, durable home in Austin, TX

A hilltop home in Austin, TX, coined “House on the Corner,” is a showcase of Lueders limestone and a variety of marble — making for an elegant yet durable design
A palette of Lueders limestone — both in veneer and tile format — was utilized throughout the home’s exterior and interior design to create a space reminiscent of the country with contemporary elements.


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Restoring stone balustrades at a city landmark

A prominent Philadelphia park gets a makeover to revive its original grandeur
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
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

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
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

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
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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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.

The Stones of Coverings 2013

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EVENTS

Industry

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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Industry

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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Stone World October 2014 cover

2014 October

Featured on the cover of this issue is the Colorado Yule quarry in Marble, CO, which was recently purchased by Italian stone producer, R.E.D. Graniti.

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CSTD Fall 2014 cover

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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