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Die Cisterna Basilica in Istanbul

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Und da sind wir wieder, in Istanbul – sicherlich eine der faszinierendsten Städte der Welt. Dieses Mal informieren wir kurz und bündig über ein unterirdisches Meisterwerk der antiken Architektur: Die Cisterna Basilica. Diese ist eine spätantike Zisterne mitten im Zentrum von Istanbul, mehr oder weniger schräg gegenüber der Aya Sofya (Hagia Sophia). Sie ist die […]

Sculpted Marble – The new 2021 interior trend?

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Marble is one of the most popular materials used in sculpture due to its translucency and durability. These are the reasons that it has been made the medium of choice for all the most remarkable sculptors, including artists like Myron, Phidias, Polykleitos, and Praxiteles, as well as their successors Donatello, Michelangelo, Bernini, Canova, and Rodin. […]

The beauty of marble facades: Palazzo Santa Sofia

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Architectural Style: Venetian Gothic Location: Venice, Italy Construction started: 1428Construction stopped: 1430Material: Brick, Marble  Standing on the northern bank of Venice’s Grand Canal is The Palazzo Santa Sofia or the Ca D’Oro (House of Gold), whose intricately carved marble façade only gives a glimpse of its original glory. This house is one of the most notable examples of late Venetian Gothic architecture, […]

2x Natural Stone in Verona

Ponte Scaligero

We all know Verona has a lot more to offer than “just” natural stone. The famous city on the Adiger river is one of the main cultural centres in the north/northeast of Italy. We will take a quick glimpse at 2 spectacular buildings: The Scaligero (also: Castelvecchio) Bridge, and the Arco dei Gavi. The bridge […]

Akropolis in Athen : Marmor

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Jeder kennt sie, die Akropolis in Athen – jene monumentale Burg, die auf einem der Hügel Athens gelegen, seit Jahrtausenden die darunter liegende Stadt überschaut. Der Großteil der Gebäude wurde aus Holz und – wenig überraschend – Stein gebaut. Was den Stein angeht, kam vielerorts Kalkstein und Marmor zum Einsatz, wie die nachfolgenden Beispiele zeigen […]

Trends in Marble Architecture 2020

Trends in Marble Architecture 2020

As we just passed mid 2020, architectural trends are becoming more evident and more defined by the day. We have seen and expect a rage of diversity this year with trends and designs concocting a little bit of everything, which is excellent news! Even though 2019 is long behind us, those among us that love […]

Famous Marble Landmarks

Famous Marble Landmarks

From the first time it was discovered to today, marble is one of the most commonly used stones in exterior and interior designing. Marble has specific properties that make it the number one building material choice for those who can afford it. It is created when limestone undergoes intense pressure under the surface of the […]

Parthenon

Parthenon

Location: Athens, Greece Date built: 447 – 438 BC (decorations continued till 432 BC) Height: 18 m Base Area: 69.5 x 30.9 metres Dedicated to: Goddess Athena Material: Marble and limestone Located on the Acropolis of Athens, Parthenon was built in the age of Pericles between 447 and 432 BCE and was dedicated to the […]

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Sheikh Zayed Mosque

Location: Abu Dhabi Construction: 1996 – 2007 Dimensions: 290 x 420 metres Base Area: 12 ha Capacity: 40,000 people Built for: Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Materials: Marble, gold, semi-precious stones, crystals, and ceramics The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is an excellent example of timeless architecture that represents both the traditions and modernity. It […]