Johannes Torpe studios reveals the first visuals for a new luxury wellness resort built on top of a former granite stone quarry

Johannes Torpe studios reveals the first visuals for a new luxury wellness resort situated in the visegrad hills of hungary. The concept proposes to breathe new life into an old hilton hotel built on top of a former granite stone quarry, which has lain empty since the early 2000s. With its impressive location amid lush green forests, and an […]

Italian Salvatori stone gets established in Amsterdam

Tuscan stone design expert Salvatori has unveiled its first Dutch flagship showroom within Piet Boon’s Amsterdam Headquarters. It was 2003 when Gabriele Salvatori first approached Piet Boon with hopes to collaborate, but it didn’t work out. ‘They were not what they are today, and I wasn’t what I am today,’ says Salvatori. Almost twenty years […]

White marble and gold granite combined together in modern office building in India

Indian architecture studio Charged Voids has designed Office 543 around an elliptic meeting room with granite walls, which is a private space among the glass-walled offices. Designed for construction company Khullar Builders, the office is located in the Mohali district of Indian city Chandigarh, which was planned by modernist architect Le Corbusier. The two-storey building was conceived by the local studio […]

The Beauty of Marble in Interiors and Facades

Michelangelo’s sculptures. The ancient Greek temples. Castle interiors and palaces. The iconic Barcelona Pavilion of Mies van der Rohe. When we approach the history of architecture and sculpture, it is inevitable that we speak of marble. Originating from a chemical reaction in limestone when exposed to high pressures and temperatures for thousands of years, this notable […]

Saudi Culture Ministry honors artists at sculpture symposium

The Ministry of Culture concluded on Thursday the second Tuwaiq International Sculpture Symposium with a celebration in Riyadh’s Diplomatic Quarter to honor participating artists. Hamed bin Mohammed Fayez, the deputy minister of culture, honored Saudi artist Ali Al-Tokhais in recognition of his efforts in serving sculpture for 40 years. The celebration also honored international artists […]

Realistic Pillows Sculpted from Blocks of White Marble

In studios in Oslo and northern Italy, Norwegian sculptor Håkon Anton Fagerås uses a pneumatic hammer and other carving tools to shape blocks of marble into large white pillows. Slumped in natural poses, the realistic pillows feature smooth folds and wrinkles that contradict the properties of the medium. Without the shots of Fagerås in action, our eyes […]

Didier Faustino mixed marble with steel in his new project in Paris

Didier Faustino has completed the flagship store of luxury fashion label, enfants riches déprimés, in Paris, combining marble and steel within its 45 sqm interiors. Set behind a classic parisian façade, the boutique blurs the codes to offer a cold space, without affect, referencing the atmosphere and aesthetics of a bunker or bank vault. The store spreads over […]

Residence covered in white marble and mirrors in Athens

Greek firm “314 architecture studio” recently completed “H303”, a residential project located at the south suburbs of Athens. The site, 800m far from the sea, is located in Kadmou str. of Glyfada area, a seaside town that has seen continuous growth over the years. The building was designed referencing the geometrical shapes and volumes of […]

David ‘preceded medical science’ – Renaissance work shows precocious knowledge of blood circulation

Michelangelo preceded medical science in the knowledge of blood circulation shown in his masterpiece sculpture David, a US medical expert says in a new study. “Over 100 years before science described the mechanics of the circulatory system and therefore also of the jugular vein, Michelangelo sculpted it perfectly in his works, especially in the David”, […]