Architecture

14Jun

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Limestone textures

How limestone is used in building

Limestone is a sedimentary rock formed in oceans, rivers and lakes over millions of years. Used extensively for interior and exterior cladding, this natural material often contains animal and vegetable fossil fragments or bands of color. Here you have the main uses of this extraordinay stone in architecture and construction.

30May

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BIM Objects of STONEPANEL

CUPA STONE launches BIM objects for STONEPANEL™

CUPA STONE has just released a complete catalog of BIM (Building Information Modeling) objects on all STONEPANEL™ collection. The only natural stone panel certified and guaranteed for outdoor use is an innovative system that makes natural stone more accesible to the most cutting-edg projects. The BIM objects can be downloaded from CUPA STONE’s website, available […]

2Abr

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BIM in the world

Current state of BIM in the major countries of the world

BIM (Building Information Modeling) has changed the way architects share information for construction projects. Now, you can have more information about products that will be used as well as the design, logistics or maintenance of the project. Many countries are still at the very beginning of developing and deploying their own BIM strategies. Let’s have a […]

19Mar

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THE EQUINOX PASSIVE HOUSE

Natural Stone & Passive Houses: 3 great examples

Passive house is a building standard that is energy efficient, comfortable, affordable and sustainable at the same time. Low energy constructions require little energy for heating or cooling. In fact, certified passive houses are the best vehicle to deliver sustainable architecture. Natural stone can be used in this type of buildings due to its thermal […]

6Nov

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Contemporary granite facade

5 examples of contemporary granite facades

Contemporary architects have in common the use of advanced technology and modern building materials. They create facades to astonish. For their façade designs, they are renovating the use of natural materials such as granite. Here you have 5 beautiful examples of contemporary granite facades: