kaufman ibiza limestone

Stone Stories: Classic of classics Leave a comment

This high profile client first built a house with celebrity architect, Conrad Onglao, using Kaufman Ibiza Limestone. That house was the first house we are aware of, to use whole slab installation for the floor. Most houses of the era have hundreds of 60x60cm tiles and just as many dirty grout joints. Because this Onglao place had only about 16 joints, the visual mess of hundreds was eliminated by the use of a big slab, each approximately 1600x2600x20mm in size. The living room only had about 15 huge slabs, producing an almost seamless effect, but that is another story.

This photo shows a project by Architect Ed Ledesma, also owned by the same owner. In this case, the houses uses Ami Travertine, unfilled, in the size of 120x60cm. The slab was left unfilled, like the Meis Van Der Rohe designed Barcelona Pavilion built almost 100 years ago. The stone truly is a classic and will not become obsolete or dated.

This stone has been the “go to” material for the Philippine market since we introduced it over twenty years ago. We are pleased it has found its way into almost every gated village, in chapels, retail stores, convention centers, and in 2021, possibly a government city hall.

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