Archive for the 'Stone Magic' Category

We use computers to create intricate units made of dozens of parts that all fit together to make huge architectural features. But our products are just a pile of rocks sitting on the ground without a qualified and experienced stone mason. One of our favorite masons, a guy who’s installed 17 projects of our stone, […]

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Our Industry Awards, and recognition from the cast stone industry. Recently we were recognized for our company’s standard of excellence in our manufacturing processes. Stone Legends has won Corporate Livewire’s Innovation & Excellence Awards 2017. Corporate Livewire is a business information reporting firm, gathering data on corporate transactions, international markets, business strategy and changes in […]

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One of the homes we just mentioned in the previous post needs further mention. We produced this home in southern Oregon, and the home has become something much more. This estate has a working vinyard, as well as a luxurious resort and event facility. Most of our photos were taken before all the landscaping was […]

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Photo of the Hollis Dr. NJ, residence, from two angles. West Elevation South Elevation Cast Stone Units Call-Out Parapet with Balustrade Closeup of cast stone balustrade Installation drawings of parapet with cross sections, top views, break-out details and attachments. Side view of Hollis Dr. NJ, residence with outdoor fireplace and jackarch surrounds with sills. Closeup […]

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Corinthian Columns Definition – The most ornate and of the three main orders of classical Greek architecture (with Doric and Ionic) characterized by a slender fluted column with an ornate capital decorated with leaf designs. Features of a Corinthian Column: Fluted shaft Capital decorated with scrolls, acanthus leaves, and flowers Ornaments on the capital flare […]

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Doric Columns Definition – In their original Greek version, Doric columns stood directly on the flat floor of a temple without a base; their vertical shafts were fluted with 20 parallel concave grooves; and they were topped by a smooth capital Ancient builders developed several Orders, or rules, for the design and proportion of buildings, […]

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Ionic Columns Definition – The Ionic column, like corinthian, is always more slender than the Doric: Ionic columns are eight and nine column-diameters tall. Ionic columns have scroll-shaped ornaments on the capital. The Ionic order originated in the mid-6th century BC in Ionia, the southwestern coast and islands of Asia Minor settled by Ionian Greeks. […]

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Scamozzi Columns A style derived from nothern italian architecture. Named after a Venetian architect in the second half of the 16th century. Scroll ornaments at the capital, with rounded accents similar to the Ionic. Narrow height of capital, similar to Ionic. Four point capital shape top side, similar to Corinthian.

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Tuscan Columns Definition – Tuscan was a simple architectural form practiced in ancient Italy. A Tuscan column is plain, without carvings and ornaments. Features of a Tuscan Column: Shaft sets on a simple base Shaft is usually plain, not fluted (grooved) Shaft is slender, with proportions similar to a Greek Ionic column, more slender than […]

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Verona Columns Definition – Another later Italian style, Verona is not considered a “classic” order of columns. It is a less ornamented style, with few hard edges or crisp lines of definitions. Features of a Verona Column: Identical capitals and bases Curving profile to capitals Slim shaft, like Corinthian and Ionic

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