Tag: artistic terrazzo

Terrazzo Reflects School’s Bright Mission

The architects at MoDE Architects already had many colors in mind at the very beginning of the project to build the new ASPIRA of Illinois Business and Finance High School. After spending a short time in the John Caretti showroom, all seven colors and the aggregates were chosen quickly. The school, located in the Logan […]

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Terrazzo Creates Perfect Chemistry Between Science and Art

More often than not, science and art are seen as opposite sides of the spectrum. Logic versus creativity. Reality versus imagination. Right brain versus left brain. But if you take a look at the remarkable terrazzo floors in the Richard and Barbara Silverman Hall for Molecular Therapeutics and Diagnostics, you will find that one without the other is impossible. The […]

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Terrazzo Provides a Bright Welcome That Will Never Fade

Linking America’s heartland to international crossroads, Lambert-St. Louis International Airport serves as a hub for the blending of the many different curiosities, cultures, traditions, and future possibilities of more than 12 million travelers a year. During a recent remodel, one objective was to create a brighter environment for these millions of travelers. Taking a creative approach to the update, a design competition […]

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There’s Nothing Normal About Uptown Station

You’d be wrong to refer to Uptown Station in Normal, Ill., as a train station. Yes, it is the second-busiest Amtrak station in Illinois, right behind Chicago, servicing more than 200,000 passengers a year. But it is also a centralized hub for those traveling via plane, bus, car, and bike. It’s also the town of […]

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Terrazzo Artistry in Cleveland Airport

What better place to showcase the work of local Cleveland artists than a place where more than 11 million people visit every year? And what better material to bring those artistic visions to life than terrazzo? The city of Cleveland has done just that. Through the CLE Terrazzo Art Project, it has transformed the Cleveland […]

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Terrazzo Adds a Tasteful Touch to New Ohio Facility

MANE Inc., a France-based corporation specializing in flavors, fragrances, and ingredients, recently constructed a brand-new manufacturing facility in Lebanon, Ohio. MANE wanted floors that were stylish, sterile, and sustainable. Those preferences narrowed it down to one choice: terrazzo. For the new construction project, Hixson handled the design of the terrazzo flooring in the lobby, cafeteria, […]

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Terrazzo Breathes Life into New Chicago Children’s Hospital

  Terrazzo has many remarkable qualities, but therapeutic is not usually at the top of the list. That might change, thanks to terrazzo’s soothing presence throughout the new Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. On the 11th floor of the 23-story, $855 million hospital, there’s a space where young patients can roam, […]

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Terrazzo Adds Class to Tinley Park Metra Station

When the City of Tinley Park, IL, and Metra, a commuter rail system, planned to redevelop the city’s 80th Avenue station in grand style, Legat Architects specified terrazzo flooring. “We wanted to reflect the grand era of train travel,” said architect Ted Haug. “It’s a reflection of city pride.” Entry into the stand-out station is […]

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A Terrazzo Tribute to the Hoosier State

The Marriott Place Indianapolis, a collection of five new-construction Marriott hotels connected to the Indiana Convention Center, features a beautiful new arts garden just outside of the hotels. A tribute to the state of Indiana, the Art Plaza was designed by artist Jeff Laramore. Co-founder of Indianapolis-based 2nd Globe Studios, Laramore created a 36-foot-tall sculpture […]

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Terrazzo Plays to Old Town School of Folk Music’s History of Innovation

Chicago’s historic and thriving Old Town School of Folk Music has celebrated its 55th anniversary with the opening of a brand-new building. One artistic choice the architects made to bring the school’s casual vibe into the 21st century? Terrazzo floors. Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin wrote in his review of the new building that the interior and […]

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