Blog: From the Bedrock

Celebrate Indiana Limestone Month With A Walking Tour of Chicago

Posted by Steven Schrenk

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

French Limestone & Sustainability Set the Stage for Louis Vuitton Foundation

Posted by Steven Schrenk

 

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

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

Posted by Steven Schrenk

 

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

5 Limestones to Add to Your Materials Library Today

Posted by Steven Schrenk

If your thoughts on limestone are sculptures and boulders in parks, think again.

Topics: Limestone, Wallace Creek, Saint Clair, Indiana Limestone, French limestone

A $375.5M Design Uses Indiana Limestone to Tell Alberta's Story

Posted by Steven Schrenk

 

Museums, whether they intend to or not, show what’s worth learning about and honoring. The choices of artwork and historical material featured represent and reflect the energy and culture of the communities they serve. It’s this responsibility that led the Royal Alberta Museum (RAM), which

Topics: Museum, Limestone, Commercial Projects, Sustainable Design, Indiana Limestone, Stone Facades

A Modern Limestone Kitchen With Long Linear Veins and a Thin Edge

Posted by Steven Schrenk

 

 

Brooklyn-based architect Christopher Lee works for firms known for innovations with material; He once collaborated on a project called Heavy Rocker, Light Rocker, which consisted of a singular form with multiple quasi-functional uses rendered in two materials; one of perforated metal and the

Topics: Limestone, Saint Clair, Kitchen Design

How Do You Fabricate a Neoclassical Stone Mansion? With Tools, Talent and a Whole Lot of Limestone.

Posted by Steven Schrenk

In their work in the Pacific Northwest, the craftsmen at Red Leaf Group are privileged to work on many architecturally inspired buildings, but few as special (and challenging) as a modern neoclassical mansion completely clad and ornamented in American limestone.

Topics: Limestone, Saint Clair, Exterior applications

Fly with Us to France for A Peek At Our Newest Limestone

Posted by Steven Schrenk

 

Artful, iconic, fashionable, sacred - the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower’s Trocadero, the Louis Vuitton building and Holy Trinity Cathedral are among the most notable architectural attractions in and around Paris. As varied in their styles as they are in their purposes, these landmarks are unified

Topics: Limestone

Move Over Marble. Your Cousin Wants a Seat at the Kitchen Island (and dibs on the guest bath too)

Posted by Steven Schrenk

Luxury. Elegance. To achieve these in a kitchen or bath design has always meant choosing marble. It's classical provenance and touchable texture are unmatched. And yet, it's cousin is getting a lot of attention from designers who want both the classic look and feel of marble and a fresh take on

Topics: Limestone, Kitchen, Islands, Masculine bathroom, Saint Clair

Soft on Color, Hard on Density, Meet Saint Clair Marble

Posted by Steven Schrenk

Cut it linear or on the rift, rough it up or make it shine. No matter how you slice it, this American marble is the versatile, durable answer to all your soothing grey dreams.

Topics: Limestone, Kitchen, Saint Clair, Exterior applications

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