Porphyry Pavers used in Park on Malta

Porphyry pavers, both cut tiles and 8/10cm cubes, were used in this park on the island of Malta.  This was a new project designed be Architect Anne Casha working with the Malta Environment & Public Authority who decided to provide its people with a new park, creating it out of a rocky area along the […]

Jointing Mortar for Porphyry Cubes

There is a jointing product designed for those closed or tight joints that are especially desirable in designs for Porphyry Cubes.  Vdw 805 from GftK is a high performance jointing mortar for narrow joints (> 3mm) in small format natural stone paving. This jointing material is appropriate for light to medium traffic loads, such as […]

Seonyudo Park uses Stone Cubes

Stones like Porphyry stone cubes are used to create an amazing landscape artform that serves as a children’s water playground.  It has been described as rows of stone tiles on a sand dune.  The installation is part of the award winning Soenyudo Park in Seoul, South Korea. Seonyudo Park was made utilizing the previous filtration […]

Porphyry Cubes used in Modern Roman Paving

Porphyry cubes were used in a large urban project in Rome.  The Piazza dei Navigatori is a Roman square located along Via Cristoforo Colombo, one of the main roads in the city of Rome because of its size, its role as a link between the city center and the sea and its importance to the […]

Porphyry spotlights Via Manin project

The Porphyry setts, used on Via Manin are unique in terms of physical, chemical, geological and mineralogical properties with features that distinguish it from all other stones. Via Manin is located in the heart of Mestre.  It is an important road that ends up in Piazza Ferretto, the elegant center of this Veneto city.  Via […]

Porphyry on the Champs-Elysees

                                                                                 Photo Credit Vigal Veia   If you watched with millions of others, the final stage of the Tour De France, you saw the peloton on the Champs-Elysees.  You saw the riders on the Belgian Porphyry that is laid here in an overlapping arc pattern.      The Avenue des Champs-Elysees is one of the most famous streets […]