Brazil’s export companies criticize the umbrella organization Abirochas and want government subsidies to be used more precisely for new markets abroad

In the meantime, the dispute has reached the legal level and the resignation of President Reinaldo Sampaio is being demanded

Call for entries for the International architectural design competition „Ancient Tree Civilization and Residence Future“ supported by RIBA

Applicants from all over the world shall create a new model of an eco-hotel and guest houses embedded in a natural forest in China and its mystical trees

China’s stone sector is taking great strides in “green“ extraction and processing

Social standards for workers also play a role in the model projects, which will have an impact on the industry throughout Asia

International standards for marble, granite & Co: the Natural Stone Institute’s Chuck Muehlbauer was appointed chair of the Technical Committee TC 327

The coming ISO-approved definitions will be about “requirements and test methods for blocks, slabs, semifinished and finished products intended for use in building and for monuments“

The Swiss designer Isabell Gatzen takes echoes from the famous graphic artist M.C. Escher for some of her furniture pieces

The contrast between form and the material marble gives her works a down-to-earth flair, even if some of the pieces reflect unusual ideas

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