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Across the Caribbean, architects and developers are moving away from the traditional and locally quarried stone materials they have used in the past. Instead, they are taking advantage of the increasing competitiveness and global availability of much higher-grade stone materials.
Optimizing on its location, the homeowners of an Austin, TX, residence chose regional limestone for the residential design – tying it to the hilly countryside and harmonizing with its natural surroundings
What better setting for a home furnished lavishly in natural stone than one that sits in the hillside among numerous trees and other lush landscape? According to the designer, her clients sought to take advantage of the property’s natural habitat, and locally quarried limestone for the residence’s exterior, as well as various interior applications.
Founded on July 1, 1887, as the result of a bequest by Chicago businessman Walter L. Newberry, the Newberry Library has a long history. In an effort to revitalize the building’s beautiful stone architecture and update its layout to be more visitor friendly, a two-year restoration and renovation project was recently completed.
or the second time in its history, the limestone exterior of the historic main Post Office building in Fort Worth, TX, was meticulously cleaned and restored by a team of experts, including PROSOCO
April 7, 2020
By any definition, the main Post Office building in Fort Worth, TX, is a commanding presence. Located on the southern edge of the city’s central business district, the massive, three-story, rectangular structure occupies an entire 1 1/5-acre city block and is bounded by two key throughways, Lancaster and Jennings avenues.
With the hospitality design sector in a seemingly constant state of change, tile and other alternative material manufacturers need to stay up-to-date on current trends in colors, shapes, finishes and sizes to meet the demands of the architectural and design community.
Inspired by the surrounding habitat, the design team at JR Frank Design LLC opted for a palette of stacked stone, porcelain and wood to reflect the colors and texture of the outdoors for the design of a New Jersey home
Natural stone was an essential component of a residential design in Bernardsville, NJ, to capture the organic feel of the home’s woodsy surroundings. The design team from Wayne, NJ-based JR Frank Design LLC strongly desired to connect the expansive residence with nature.
The inside and out of a villa nestled in a small Sicilian town features a creative display of Margraf marble
December 1, 2019
Located in Marsala in the Province of Trapani, Italy, architects Piero Laudicina and Maurizio Giammarino selected Margraf marble for the interior and exterior design throughout the private villa. The material was employed in a way that brings a unique aesthetic to the palatial residence.
In keeping with Bellagio’s elegant style, an intricately designed and waterjet-cut stone medallion was installed at the hotel and casino’s entrance
November 14, 2019
First impressions are everything -- especially in the luxury hospitality business. That’s why Las Vegas icon, Bellagio Hotel & Casino, refused to compromise their brand’s reputation for elegance when a custom-carpet entry floor showed signs of deterioration.
In this issue of Stone World magazine, we learn about the sourcing process of some of the most well-known Brazilian stones as well as a roundup of the most popular Brazilian stones on the market. We also learn the process for cutting different alternative materials to prevent any cracking!