Pibamarmi's stand made of solid marble at Marmomacc 2010
Marmomacc, the premier international exhibition of natural stone products and processing took place in Verona early in October. With 1500 companies exhibiting their wares it covered the widest possible spectrum of the natural stone industry, ranging from the material itself through natural-stone products to techniques and machinery for working the stone. The wide diversity of aspects covered gave visitors. whatever their own specific interest, a comprehensive overview of the potential of this fascinating material, which we quarry and use without giving it a second thought – and which harbours millions of years of the earth’s history.
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Museum aan de Stroom by Neutelings Riedijk Architecten, photo by Sarah Blee
The Rotterdam based practice Neutelings Riedijk Architecten recently unveiled the new Museum aan de Stroom in Antwerp, located in the centre of the old harbour district, the most important and biggest city renovation project in the centre of Antwerp. This district was originally called ‘Nieuwstad (New City)’, as it was the first city expansion constructed by land speculator and urban developer Gilbert van Schoonbeke (1519-1556) outside the Spanish fortress belt in the sixteenth century. Today, old warehouses are being converted into lofts everywhere, and new apartment buildings such as the Koninklijk Entrepot by Berlin architect Hans Kolhoff, the residential towers by Swiss architects Diener en Diener and the towers by David Chipperfield and Guyer en Gigon, as well as many projects yet to follow, are being erected.
'Nabhi' modular marble wash-stands by Kreoo
Kreoo is the new label of the Italian manufacturer Decormarmi, a historic Italian company specialised in marble and stone processing. With Nabhi, designed by Enzo Berti, Kreoo launched a new series of modular wash-stands, composed of a tray and a basin. The elements come in various shapes and marbles and are adaptable to different sub-structures. Kreoo will be present at this year’s Abitare Il Tempo from 16 -19 September in Verona, Italy. (more…)
Private House, by ZSK Architects, photo by Zsolt Batár
This single family home in a small town southwest of Budapest was realised by the Hungarian practice ZSK Architects. The plain construction is characterised by light natural stone the facade as well as partly the interior is faced with.