(May 2012) Master courses in Architecture and Contemporary Building Design with Stone by Milan Polytechnic University in cooperation with the Marmomacc Trade Fair.

Recycled paper turned to artificial marble by Korean LG Hausys Company has seen its market debut. The material is described to have a resilient surface and can emulate vein structures of stone by the ink in the paper alone. The idea was awarded the IF Design Award.

Boulders covered in steel foil are be exhibited in the Walker Art Centre’s Gardens in Minneapolis, MN. The artist is Jim Hodges.

EcoGranite is a US-based company specialized in reclaiming 3 cm-thick kitchen countertops for paving paths.

The European Association of Stone Masons and Suclptors (EASMS) has uploaded its webpage in English, French and German

The French Natural Stone Architectural Building Competition is accepting submissions until October 31st. These must involve the use of French local stone or stone worked in France. Information is available at the magazine Pierre Actual (editor-in-chief Claude Gargi, Mail).

Video of the Month: Quarrying Piedra de Marés limestone on the Spanish island of Menorca (Spanish).