In the beginning of the XX century, the architect and urban planner Antonio de Palacios (1874-1945), responsible for many of the emblematic buildings in Madrid, designed the marquee of the subway in Gran Vía, Madrid. Decades later, it was shifted to Galicia, now a replica once again occupies this emblematic area of the capital of Spain.
Stone and Architecture
By Randy Fiser, Daniel Germani and José Ángel Ferrer
The Teakwood sandstone, key piece of the design of the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art in Florida
Project: James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art www.thejamesmuseum.org
In the restaurant “ A Barra”, in Madrid (Spain), which boasts of one Michellin star rating, the central bar is the most striking element of the place ( as suggested by the name “Barra” which mean Bar). Its dimensions and special characteristics, its elaboration, was a real challenge for all those who were involved in the project.
The fair Rocalia, held last December, 2017 in Lyon (France), served as a window to creativity and new applications in natural stone. One of these applications is furniture in homes. Both the exhibitions organised by the fair and some stands in the fair showed interesting creations that we highlight here.
The unique beauty of natural stone when aligned with new technologies can create ever more imaginative new textures and finishes.