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Building Stone Magazine

Building Stone Magazine, published by the Building Stone Institute (BSI) through a partnership with BNP Media, is the trusted source of natural stone information for architects, landscape architects, interior designers and consumers alike. Through well written editorial and visually inspiring photography of stone installations, Building Stone magazine provides a direct portal of necessary stone awareness and technical resources to benefit the decision makers who impact our built environment.

Click to view:  Vol.39, No.1 Summer 2017
Vol.39, No.1  51.22 MB  Uploaded: June 14th, 2017

ON THE COVER
Built more than a century ago, the Georgia White marble exterior of the Minnesota State Capitol Building was in dire need of a facelift. Through the collaboration of an extensive team of stone experts, the exterior facade was cleaned and repaired over a four-year stretch. The restoration was broken down into five phases, which involved the reproduction of 3,949 custom stone pieces -- each one assigned its own shop ticket and unique number. To learn more about the massive undertaking, turn to the story beginning on page 8.


Click to view:  Vol.38, No.2 Fall 2016
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ON THE COVER:

The portfolio of Robert A.M. Stern, FAIA, who is this yea's honoree of the Bybee Prize, illustrates the New York architect is a proponent of natural stone. For 15 Central Park West -- a mixed-use residential and retail building in Manhattan -- Empire Indiana limestone was selected for the exterior facade because of its warm coloring and to complement existing New York architecture. The traditional masonry expression of the exterior accommodates large windows that, together with projecting bays, French balconies and deep terraces at the setbacks, fill the residences with natural light and open the rooms to views in all directions. Learn more about Stern's philosophies about working with stone beginning on page 12 of this issue of Building Stone Magazine.


Click to view:  Vol.38, No.1 Spring 2016
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ON THE COVER:
Occupying the first 21 levels of “One57” or “The Billionaire’s Building,” as it is popularly known, Park Hyatt’s flagship hotel on West 57th Street in New York City exudes a sophisticated ambiance with an extensive amount of Bianco Piove marble employed throughout its interior design. In the majority of the guestroom bathrooms, the material was used in a standard 12- x 24-inch format for the floor and walls. The stone was chosen for its elegant look and ability to create a soothing and relaxing effect. Story begins on page 56.


Click to view:  Vol.37, No.4 Fall 2015
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ON THE COVER:

Northwestern University recently restored its Charles Deering Library which still powerfully evokes the character of a traditional collegiate building. The project involved restoring the 1,800-square-foot west entrance and creating a new way for students to access the building. School officials enlisted the expertise of a highly trained team of professionals, including an architectural team from HBRA Architects in Chicago, IL, who led the overall design process. The exterior walls are constructed of Wisconsin Lannon Stone. Photo by Mark Ballogg. Story begins on page 10.


Click to view:  Vol.37, No.3 Spring 2015
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ON THE COVER:
An outdoor retreat for a residence in Colorado was inspired by its sweeping views of the Roaring Fork Valley and Elk Mountain Range. The outside haven, which has come to be known as Woody Creek Garden, is an interpretation of an alpine rooftop terrace with an extensive palette of stone and natural elements such as native plants and water. Colorado Buff sandstone was heavily incorporated into the design &emdash; anchoring it to the land and complementing the surrounding mountainscape. Story begins on page 10.


Click to view:  Vol.37, No.2 Fall 2014
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Restoring a Historic Montreal Landmark
Setting a New Standard for Natural Stone
2014-2015 Member Directory & Buyers Guide


Click to view:  Vol.37, No.1 Spring 2014
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A CELEBRATION OF THE 2014 TUCKER DESIGN AWARDS

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Bybee Prize Winner


Click to view:  Vol.36, No.2 Fall 2013
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2013-2014 MEMBER DIRECTORY & BUYERS' GUIDE

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Innovations in stone architecture


Click to view:  Vol.36, No.1 Spring 2013
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"THE CREEK CAME FIRST"

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High-Performance Green Design


Click to view:  Vol.35, No.2 Fall 2012
Vol.35, No.2  46.62 MB  Uploaded: June 25th, 2014

2012-2013 MEMBER DIRECTORY & BUYERS' GUIDE

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Honoring country roots in limestone
Brownstone restoration in Charleston
Adirondack style in thin stone veneer


Spring 2012
Vol.35, No.1  62.79 MB  Uploaded: June 25th, 2014

2012 TUCKER DESIGN AWARDS

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Stone Creates and Environment for Interaction
A Study in Collaboration


Fall 2011
Vol.34, No.1  45.20 MB  Uploaded: June 25th, 2014

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN IN STONE

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Natural stone reflects setting of oceanfront home
Limestone jail complements downtown Denver architecture


Summer 2010
Vol.33, No.1  9.79 MB  Uploaded: June 25th, 2014

2010 TUCKER DESIGN AWARD WINNERS


2009-2010 Buyer's Guide
Vol.32, No.5  6.16 MB  Uploaded: June 25th, 2014

BSI 2009-2010 Buyer's Guide


Winter 2009
Vol.32, No.4  8.34 MB  Uploaded: June 25th, 2014

NATURAL STONE: SMART CHOICE FOR CAMPUSES AND CLASSROOMS


Fall 2009
Vol.32, No.3  8.10 MB  Uploaded: June 25th, 2014

GOVERNMENT AND CIVIC STONE APPLICATIONS


Summer 2009
Vol.32, No.2  8.90 MB  Uploaded: June 25th, 2014

NATURAL STONE RESTORATION


Spring 2009
Vol.32, No.1  9.31 MB  Uploaded: June 25th, 2014

NATURAL STONE: BACK TO BASICS

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Serenity in Stone
Stone at Play


Winter 2008
Vol.31, No.4  5.06 MB  Uploaded: June 25th, 2014

THE ART OF STONE

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Why Architects and Contractors Choose Thin Stone


Fall 2008
Vol.31, No.3  4.68 MB  Uploaded: June 25th, 2014

2008 BSI TUCKER DESIGN AWARDS

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2008 BSI Bybee Prize


Summer 2008
Vol.31, No.2  8.00 MB  Uploaded: June 25th, 2014

DYNAMIC STONE INTERIORS


Spring 2008
Vol.31, No.1  8.99 MB  Uploaded: June 25th, 2014

OUTDOOR LIVING SPACES

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Landscaping with Stone


Winter 2007
Vol.30, No.4  7.75 MB  Uploaded: June 25th, 2014

LIMESTONE'S BROAD APPEAL

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Restoring Natural Stone


Fall 2007
Vol.30, No.3  8.78 MB  Uploaded: June 25th, 2014

THE ART OF STONE CARVING

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Carved Creations
An Eye for Detail
Granite Opens a World of Possibilities


Summer 2007
Vol.30, No.2  8.39 MB  Uploaded: June 25th, 2014

OUTDOOR ART

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Dry Stone Walls
Hardscaping
Natural Thin Stone
Bluestone
Slate Roofing
BSI Man of the Year


Spring 2007
Vol.30, No.1  6.77 MB  Uploaded: June 25th, 2014

STONE FROM AROUND THE WORLD

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New Technologies
Green Building
Andrea Palladio


Winter 2006
Vol.29, No.4  7.55 MB  Uploaded: June 25th, 2014

INTERIOR STONE TRENDS

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Kitchen & Bath Trends
Fireplaces
Upgraded Flooring
Filippo Brunelleschi
Minnesota Rocks! Stone Symposium


Fall 2006
Vol.29, No.3  8.11 MB  Uploaded: June 25th, 2014

2006 TUCKER DESIGN AWARDS

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Bybee Prize


Summer 2006
Vol.29, No.2  7.48 MB  Uploaded: June 25th, 2014

THIN STONE

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Designing with Thin Stone
Granite Countertops
Hokie Stone
Moisture Management


Spring 2006
Vol.29, No.1  7.66 MB  Uploaded: June 25th, 2014

WATER ELEMENTS

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Arizona-style Landscaping
Rnovation of Beinecke Plaza
Bill Richardson Sr., Stone Sculptor
Twin Creeks Science and Education Center