Stone in Architecture

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

ARTICLES

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An outdated beach house undergoes metamorphosis to maximize ocean views and sun exposure, earning it the Award of Excellence for Residential Interior/Exterior for the 2013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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Blending romance and country style

For a private residence in Texas, architect Rick Burleson used limestone to create a romantic vibe in a hill country setting
April 1, 2014
The homeowners of a private residence in Wimberley, TX, wanted a romantic-style home that would blend with their hill country surroundings. They


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A little bit of heaven in St. Barth

For a luxurious rental home in St. Barth, Barnes Coy Architects created a house designed around views of the Caribbean Sea using Pennsylvania limestone
March 3, 2014
For lavish rental home La Danse des Etoiles, Saint Barthélemy (also known as St. Barth or St. Barts), architects Robert Barnes and Christopher Coy of Barnes Coy Architects of Bridgehampton, NY, were commissioned to create a property designed around views of the Caribbean Sea.


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Shelburne Museum in Vermont uses local slate flooring

February 3, 2014
Local slate and granite were employed in the design of the new Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education at the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, VT, to meet sustainability requirements as well as reflecting the region


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"Guardians" sculpture in New York City is example of one-of-a-kind fabrication on display in Manhattan

February 3, 2014
In a demonstration of accuracy and innovation in stone drafting and fabrication, Union Marble & Granite and Precision Stone worked with acclaimed Italian architect and designer Antonio Pio Saracino on his project, “The Guardians: Hero and Superhero,”


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Union Marble of Westbury, NY, is equipped for high-end fabrication

February 3, 2014
With state-of-the-art technology and skilled craftsmen for stone drafting, fabrication and installation, Union Marble & Granite and Precision Stone, Inc. of Westbury, NY, are able to provide completed stonework for some of the most advanced projects in the country


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Jura limestone defines Al Hamra tower in Kuwait

With a height of 1,354 feet, the Al Hamra Tower in Kuwait City, Kuwait, holds the title as the tallest sculpted building in the world, and its sleek exterior is lavishly dressed in Jura limestone from Germany
January 8, 2014
Hailed as the tallest sculpted building in the world, the Al Hamra Tower in Kuwait City, Kuwait, stands at 1,354 feet and features a continuous stone facade.


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Residence is an example of green architecture in stone

With a focus on being environmentally friendly, the Castaway III Model is the first of the Zero Energy America Homes to be opened to the public
January 8, 2014
Zero Energy America is a project by Marc Rutenberg Homes to build four houses in the Tampa Bay area at the extreme of green building


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Winners of 2013 “International Stone Architecture” Award

January 8, 2014
Architects from India, Italy, France, Germany and Spain were recently selected by an international jury to receive Marmomacc’s International Stone Architecture Awards for 2013.


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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

Take a look at the latest stones from Coverings 2013.

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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November 2013 Stone Products Gallery

Take a look at some of the latest stone industry products.

THE MAGAZINE

Stone World Magazine

April 2014 stone world cover

2014 April

In this month's issue of Stone World, check out an extensive preview of Coverings 2014, which will be celebrating its 25th anniversary in April. Also learn more about various types of limestone that were used to build private residences.

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Contemporary Stone & Tile Design Magazine

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2014 Spring

This issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design includes our annual focus on Kitchen and Bath design

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Italian Trade Commission Coverings exhibitor preview

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The Italian Trade Commission is presenting a large group of the most innovative and internationally renowned Italian suppliers of dimensional natural stones. We hope your busy schedule will allow you to join us for a “genuine” espresso in booth N. 4045 and explore the exciting Italian natural stone resources offered by our exhibitors. Check out Italian stone producers exhibiting at Coverings 2014 here!

  

Stone Industry Education

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