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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.
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.
Contemporary Stone & Tile Design magazine had the opportunity to talk with Mercury Mosaics owner Mercedes Austin about her 20 years of experience, how she got started and some of the experiences she has had working with customers.
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.
The marble tile of the Neptune Pool at California’s historic Hearst Castle was renovated with a complete system from Custom Building Products
August 9, 2019
The Neptune Pool at Hearst Castle is located on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean above San Simeon, CA, this iconic marble pool was inspired by the stunning location and equals the extravagant architecture of the castle itself.
The recent expansion of Midtown Athletic Club and Hotel transformed what was the largest indoor tennis club in the country into the largest lifestyle center in the country. The hybrid health club and hotel exudes intentional details designed by DMAC Architecture, located in Evanston, IL.