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(July 2013) Examples for architecture with natural stone in the USA are the subject in the latest edition of Building Stone Magazine. Publisher is the Building Stone Institute (1, 2).

Portugal 1: Portugal exported 353 Million € worth of natural stone in 2012. That was an increase of 15.6% compared to one year prior as reported during the new trade fair „Stone“ May 16th to 19th in Batalha (Portuguese).

Portugal 2: A recent event by Cevalor expounded on the possibilities of the Portuguese stone branch in respect to the Peruvian market (Portuguese).

A slight upturn in the building market is reported by Great Britain’s building industry relative to the last few months according to the magazine Natural Stone Specialist.  

Leading tomorrow’s designers to natural stone, was the purpose behind the Lithos Design Company’s guided tour of the workshop.

Graffiti the likes of „I was here“ have long been a source of concern for heritage sites. Recently China’s internet caused some turmoil after a report of individuals wanting to leave their mark on an Egyptian Temple. China reports on the Pingdinghan-Buddah-Temple where tourists have been permitted to leave their signature.  

Video of the Month: examples for media facades can be viewed on a webpage reporting on the Media Architecture Award.

(16.07.2013) (USA: 07.16.2013)