Stone Columns 2015 - A.J. Brauer Stone
Columns in the Classical Order are known to all of us who follow the art of architecture and very important to a company like A.J. Brauer. As background, the Greek orders would be Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian. The Romans gave us Tuscan, a simplification of Doric and Composite, which is considered to be somewhat more elaborate than Corinthian. To address our purposes today we first turn to a crisp new project in Denver as shown at the top of the post for a fine example of Stone Columns 2015. The Denver firm, DHR Architecture, recently completed a project for a client where the introduction of natural stone columns made good design sense. Mr.Don Ruggles and Ms. Melissa Mabe-Sabanosh, two of the firm’s principals, were kind enough to offer some insight into the project and the roles played by columns, and natural stone. First, they described the project as “a Tudor Style house and the remodel reflects a fresh take on the Tudor Style”. As such, the client wanted to “to respect the historical aspects of the house but to also make it easy for everyday living for a modern family”. The challenges confronting the design team at that point were evident. Mr. Ruggles and Ms. Mabe-Sabanosh told us that “the columns bring in harmony to the interior as they relate to the existing limestone accents that are original to the home” and then “allowed us to open up the space in an elegant way that captured the historical design elements of the house and reflect the overall theme”. Naturally, the color of the stone was to play a leading role. According to DHR, the “stone color was a great match“. Last but not least, they noted the importance of technical attention to detail because,“field measurements and shop drawings always make it a smooth process for everyone involved”. We would like to think DHR for their time and attention through out this process. Of course we hope to do it all again many more times. Our sister company, Materials Marketing, has ten unique showrooms in the United States where modern natural stone columns can be found. These are elements that will fit in Denver as discussed and seen above, in Atlanta as shown below and most points in between. Pay them a visit!
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