We have quite a stunning piece of stone architecture on the cover of this issue. Not only are the complex angles and shape of the building unique, but the hues and striations of the stone itself are pretty incredible. The structure is the James Museum in St. Petersburg, FL.
When restoring their home after it was nearly destroyed by Hurrican Harvey last year, a couple in Texas sought natural stone for their new kitchen design
August 1, 2018
Robin and Mike Jones of Lumberton, just outside of Beaumont, TX, lost so much to Hurricane Harvey last year. Three feet of water flooded the first floor of the home they had built 13 years before, plus Robin lost her thriving Aquaponics business.
The Pinnacle Awards competition is open to natural stone professionals from around the world. These highly coveted awards, which are presented by the Natural Stone Institute (NSI), are given to projects whose beauty, creativity, ingenuity and craftsmanship exemplify professional mastery in the use of natural stone in commercial and residential applications.
The “indoor-outdoor living” trend we’ve all been seeing lately is taking the industry by storm. Many homeowners are seeking quality stone products to create comfortable and luxurious outdoor seating and pool areas that are an extension of their home’s interior design.
A newly constructed corporate office in Slovakia sports a fresh sophisticated look with an exterior facade of Lapitec slabs
July 16, 2018
Lapitec Urban slabs, specifically created for large outdoor areas, have been chosen for the new central office of the Bratislava shopping center at the Panorama Business II complex, overlooking the Danube River in Slovakia.
Possessing a long-established appreciation for mid-century architecture, the homeowners of a Texas Hill Country residence sought a simple yet elegant mid-century-inspired style for their new home that integrates with the surrounding land features and maximizes outdoor spaces.
After withstanding several stringent tests for durability, Neolith proved to the design team at ZGF Architects that it was the appropriate material choice for the renovation of a metro station in Portland, OR
July 9, 2018
The Washington Park Tri-Met Station is a bustling hub for visitors traveling across Portland, OR. It is the only completely underground station in the Metropolitan Area Express (MAX) system, and at 260 feet below the surface, it is the deepest transit station in the world.
Located in Dayton, OH, outside the downtown Dayton Metro Library, stands Jon Barlow Hudson’s 8' x 6' x 16" sculpture that captures the spirit of public service. Tim Riordan, a retired city manager for the city of Dayton, wanted to honor the public servants he had worked with during his career.
With an appreciation for natural stone, designer Darwin Harrison carefully chose regional limestone in diverse sizes and textures to create a unique and comfortable home for him and his partner in Austin, TX
June 4, 2018
Darwin Harrison grew up and studied architecture in West Texas. His passion and appreciation for all things design-related has resulted in a career path that has taken many turns and varied pathways.
Built of 32 varieties of stone representing each of Ireland’s 32 counties, the Irish Hunger Memorial in Manhattan receives a massive overhaul to restore its architecture and protect it from further water damage
April 12, 2018
Battery Park City Authority (BPCA), CTA Architects, P.C., construction manager The LiRo Group and contractor Nicholson & Galloway, Inc. have completed the $5.3 million renovation and waterproofing of the Irish Hunger Memorial.