Exterior Architecture

The use of stone and tile for patios, paving, pool surrounds and exterior facades.

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Exterior stone design identifies posh residential community

July 10, 2014
San Pedro Garza Garcia is one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the metro area of Monterrey, the third largest city in Mexico.


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Tile installation meets demands of a busy environment

Faced with a tight timeframe and active jobsite, the installation team for the renovation at the Glendale Galleria Mall turned to a complete Laticrete system for a successful end result
July 10, 2014

There are always challenges to renovating existing tile structures, but when the project is also constricted by a small window of opportunity, being able to source high-performing building materials from a single supplier can be critical.


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Porcelain tile transform university dorm into community center

July 10, 2014
A variety of cost-effective tile was selected for Mitchell and Hilarie Morgan Hall at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, which adds visual interest to the space and contributes to its green properties


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Limestone ties modern Texas home to landscape

For the construction of their retirement home in Lampassas, TX, a couple turned to limestone to match the landscape and to tie a traditional Texas ranch home feel to a unique contemporary design
April 2, 2014
Set on an 85-acre ranch in Lampassas, TX, is the Triple Creek Ranch, or more affectionately known by passer-bys for its unique, contemporary design, the “Casa de Corazon,” (heart house) and the “butterfly house.”


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Innovative cladding system bolsters campus theater

January 8, 2014
Designed by the renowned architectural firm Pelli Clarke Pelli, the new theater facility at DePaul University in Chicago, IL, was clad in stone using a specialized cladding system – selected in coordination with Architect of Record, CannonDesign — that allows for an efficient and quick installation


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Following campus tradition of stone architecture

The humanities departments at Boston College gets a new home at Stokes Hall, which matches the prestigious school’s historic Gothic-style stone architecture on its Middle Campus
January 8, 2014
Earlier this year, Tsoi/Kobus & Associates completed work on Stokes Hall at Boston College.


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Creating cohesion between two styles with stone and tile

For two restaurants under one roof in the Dominican Republic, architect Rafael Alvarez of Alvarez + Brock Design LLC combined a variety of stone and tile with other materials to unify the spaces
August 28, 2013
When Rafael Alvarez of Alvarez + Brock Design LLC went to design two adjoining restaurants in the Dominican Republic, he was posed with the challenge of bringing two different styles under one roof.


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Glass mosaics create a “crown jewel”

Overlooking the scenic views of the Pacific Ocean, a custom-designed infinity pool and spa for an exclusive property in Laguna Beach, CA, glimmer with glass mosaics that reflect the colors of the sea
June 12, 2013
Many years ago, Jimmy Reed, President of Rock Solid Tile, Inc., formed one of those solid, creative and highly-productive working partnerships with Gary Morris, the driving force behind The Morris Design Group since its inception back in 1992.


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A colorful display of Spanish tile

Custom-made tile played a key role in the success of the design for the Children Education Center and Children Innovation Center in Valencia, Spain, which combines aesthetics with practical needs
June 12, 2013
With its vibrant colors and unique circular-shaped buildings, the campus of the Children Education Center and Children Innovation Center in Valencia, Spain, is a playful and creative design conceived by Foursquare Arquitectos.


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A couple’s retreat built with native stone

Texas limestone and sandstone bring rustic charm to a private residence designed for homeowners who love to travel and entertain
March 29, 2013
Careful consideration to all of her client’s requests had to be taken when architect Katheryn Lott, AIA, RID, LEED AP BD+C, set out to design a private residence on a small golf course in Austin, TX.


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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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