Blog: From the Bedrock

Not Quite By The Book: HASTINGS Architecture Revives Abandoned Library for New HQ

Posted by Steven Schrenk

 

For several years, Nashville’s thriving economy has led to an endless reshaping of the city’s skyline. High-rise residential towers and 25-story office buildings dot the sky—alongside omnipresent construction cranes. While many of these new builds went up in parking lots, that was not always

Topics: Architecture & Design Trends, Historic restoration, Renovation, Georgia marble, White Cherokee Marble, White Georgia Marble, Sustainable Design, adaptive reuse

Once Abandoned, Grand Old Buildings Are Now At the Forefront of Modern Architecture

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Turn-of-the-century post offices in major urban centres are among America’s most architecturally significant buildings. But, as the postal industry waned with the advent of electronic communication, the remarkable buildings these institutions often inhabited were often vacated

Topics: Architecture & Design Trends, Historic restoration, Natural Materials, Exterior applications, Sustainable Design, Indiana Limestone

Celebrate Indiana Limestone Month With A Walking Tour of Chicago

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We’re celebrating Indiana Limestone Month with a look at how this fine natural stone helped build much of Chicago’s storied skyline, and its role in turning the city into a top architectural destination.

Indiana Limestone’s place in Chicago’s history is a deep and durable one. Though it’s

Topics: History and Heritage, Architecture & Design Trends, Historic restoration, Limestone, American natural stone, Exterior applications, Indiana Limestone, Natural stone cladding

An Inspired Reverence For Stones Old And New: Renovating Place d’Armes

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While cities begin considering lifting the stay-at-home orders, we’re all left wondering when we can get back to enjoying outdoor gatherings again. The possibility of taking short car trips to reconnect with local sights and historic architectural gems that may have been overlooked take on a

Topics: Architecture & Design Trends, Cambrian Black, Sustainable Design, Indiana Limestone

French Limestone & Sustainability Set the Stage for Louis Vuitton Foundation

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The Louis Vuitton Foundation has been a center of art and culture in Paris since it opened in 2014. Funded by the luxury goods powerhouse LVMH Moët Hennessy–Louis Vuitton, the building, a museum and cultural center, was designed by noted architect and king of amorphous design Frank Gehry and

Topics: History and Heritage, Notable Installations, Environment, Corporate Responsabilities & Ethic, Architecture & Design Trends, stone sourcing, Museum, Limestone, Commercial flooring, Landscape Design, French limestone, Stone Facades, Natural stone cladding

A Charming Historic Home Restored With Classic American Marble

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Eva Amurri, the multi-faceted (entrepreneur, actress, and mom) lifestyle blogger behind Happily Eva After has garnered her engaged following due to her open approach of sharing her life. She’s shared details on her pregnancies, the challenges and triumphs of parenthood, and her family’s move

Topics: Home Design, Architecture & Design Trends, Marble and granite, Pearl Grey Marble, White Cherokee Marble, Countertops, Saint Henry Black, Interior Design, Kitchen Design, Bathroom Design, interior

The White Granite That's Replacing Carrara Marble is Quarried in Vermont

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The Grande Arche de la Défense was completed in 1989 to celebrate the bicentennial of the French Revolution, however, in the years since, there has been little to celebrate: There were issues with the exterior of the arch from nearly the start. The area around the north side was even sealed

Topics: Architecture & Design Trends, Granite, Bethel white, American natural stone, Exterior applications

Why Do Leading Firms Use American Marble? An Interview with MdeAS’ Architect Partner Dan Shannon

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Courtesy of MdeAS Architects

MdeAS is a prominent New York City based architecture firm that has created modern and progressive design solutions responsible for some of the most prestigious buildings in the Big Apple. A growing list of MdeAS NYC projects include the General Motors Building,

Topics: Architecture & Design Trends, Cambrian Black, Pearl Grey Marble, White Cherokee Marble, Exterior applications, Solar Grey, Laurentian Green Granite

Take a Walking Tour of the Windy City’s Architectural Wonders

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An architecture tour of Chicago is on every visitor’s must-do list. It’s not surprising, given the city’s collection of incredible buildings. In fact, Chicago claims to have invented the skyscraper. Any Windy City architecture tour allows visitors to marvel at the feats of engineering and

Topics: History and Heritage, Architecture & Design Trends, Historic restoration, Limestone, White Cherokee Marble, Bethel white, Exterior applications, Indiana Limestone

Take a Walking Tour of Washington DC, Where History is Carved in Stone

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With outstanding monuments, some of the world’s best museums and other cultural institutions, Washington, D.C. is a must-do destination. While the sheer number of sites may seem overwhelming, Washington is an easily navigable city. The nation’s capital is rather compact in size and easy to

Topics: History and Heritage, Notable Installations, Architecture & Design Trends, Historic restoration, Cambrian Black, White Cherokee Marble, Bethel white, White Georgia Marble, Indiana Limestone

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