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 […]

EU’s granite imports January – October 2019

Granite, together with marble, are the two most popular natural decorative stones used in construction, architecture and interior design worldwide. From countertops to floorings and from multi-storey building facades to walls and furniture, its unique stiffness and natural hardness amplify its timeless character. According to the Observatory of Economic Complexity, the top exporters of raw […]

A marble city is going to be established in Buner, Pakistan

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has finally showed some positive intent for establishment of marble city in Buner as it says that the process of land purchase for the project will commence within two months. In an interview with TNN, Special Assistant to KP Chief Minister on Public Health Riaz Khan said millions dolars was set […]

Stone & Surface Saudi moves to Riyadh for its 2020 edition

The Kingdom’s premier event dedicated to the natural stone and surface design industry will move to Riyadh for its 2020 edition, announce organisers dmg events. The move comes in response to the industry’s desire to have a dedicated event in the commercial capital of Saudi Arabia. Now in its 4th edition, Stone & Surface Saudi will […]

GlobalData: Turkey’s construction industry to reach $230 billion

Turkey’s construction industry is expected to recover from its current slump and rise to US$230 billion in 2024, thanks to the government’s focus on developing transport, residential and energy infrastructure, as well as investments under its 11th five-year development plan 2019-2023. GlobalData’s report, ‘Construction in Turkey – Key Trends and Opportunities to 2024’ reveals the industry’s growth […]

IKTINOS HELLAS SA: Underground Exploitation and Green Growth the key pillars of the company’s 2020 policy

Vice President of IKTINOS HELLAS SA, Mrs Julie Haida, marks 2020 as a year of recovery and further strengthening of the company’s position on the world market. Underground exploitation and export activity of the company in both raw materials and finished marble products are the key tools for success. In a recent interview at Reporter.gr, […]

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 […]