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Designed by Souto Moura, Developed and Manufactured by LSI stone, in exhibition in Germany

Following its first presentation in Venice, during the 2016 Biennale, Resistance now won the Weil am Rhein version, in Germany, during Art Basel 2017. For this phase of the project, which continues to explore the resistance and performance of Portuguese stone, 5 more international architects were invited to participate: Eduardo Souto de Moura, João Luís Carrilho da Graça. Paulo David, Studio mk27 and Vladimir Djurovic. 

Presented in VitraHaus garden at the Vitra Campus, among buildings designed by Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Herzog & De Meuron and Álvaro Siza, and during the most important art fair in the world.

The exhibition presents new research and concepts, along with the production of innovative projects that enrich the potential of uses for this natural resource. The result is a selection of 11 urban pieces, sculpted out of Portuguese stone and produced by Portugal’s thriving industry.

An S shaped conversation seat made from a single block of rose-coloured marble with green veins. Souto de Moura has created a piece that uses the traditional shape for this type of furniture, which can also be found in the words that describe its creation: design, rose and conversation.



conversation seat designed by Souto Moura
Remembrance Centre, National Memorial Arboretum
Remembrance Centre was awarded by the RIBA National Award 2017

The Remembrance Center at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, United Kingdom is an Award Winning Project. The cladding on the internal, external and Drum in natural stone have been carefully selected, worked and manufactured,  by the expertise and dedicated team of LSI stone.

The prize was conceived by the RIBA National Award 2017, It is the only project in the West Midlands region to have been honored. It is now on the long list for the Stirling Prize - the UK's most prestigious architecture award.

The project developed by the prestigious architectural agency Glenn Howells Architects chose the moleanos limestone, the most popular Portuguese stone. This stone is only extracted in Portugal and, is currently one of the most widely known limestones in the world. 

LSI Stone has provided the well-known high-level service, responding to the architectural requirements of the project.

The judges commented: "The project leaves an imposing but not intimidating impression."

For more information about the awards and the project visit https://goo.gl/yYkvzR.



Remembrance Centre, National Memorial Arboretum
BIM files are now available!

LSI Stone already has the BIM files available! Innovation and our company are connected since our creation, this was another small step to keep technologically advanced, following the evolution of markets and satisfying the needs of our customers.

 

The BIM is a new means of exchange of information between companies and their customers in order to facilitate the decision-making process. Basically, BIM is a process involving the generation and management of digital representations of physical and functional characteristics of places. This model allows the project information to be added easily for each professional of specific areas (architects, engineers, etc.) to a single file. This reduces the information losses that traditionally occurred when a new team appropriated the project.

 

To download the files you must access to the client area of our site and register. After that, just wait for our approval and then you can use all the content.



BIM Available
LSI stone has received architecture students from the university of ETH Zurich

On the 23rd of March LSI Stone has received 15 architecture students from the university of ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Integrated in a National Tour through some of the most important Industries in Portugal, Natural stone has been integrated in this tour. Because Natural stone is what it is … “buildings fall, stone remains forever!”  Natural stone is one of the most important Industries in Portugal divided in 3 different typologies: Granite, Limestone and Marble.

 

This students and future architects  during one day have lived the experience of touching the stone itself, during one afternoon have walked on the quarries of the Maciço Calcário Estremenho, have a deepest understanding on the origin of the stone, in this case of the limestones from Portugal, of the available sources, how the blocks are quarried and taken into the manufactured processing. How the Calçada á Portuguesa is manufactured by the callous hands of the men’s , coble after coble and that´s why it makes it so unique.

 

In the morning they have been explained about the stone processing and the manufacture of real and unique pieces of Art and of Projects, have been explained the State of the Art of the natural stone processing from the raw materials to high Excellency products.  That the Natural stone Industry is an Industry modern efficient, distinct  and prepared to the demands of the XXI century and ready to the Industry 4.0

 

Also that Natural stone is sustainable, is extracted from the Earth but it is valuable to the World and the Natural stone processing is Ecological …

 

It was a very intensive and Gratifying day  to the future Architects that have now  a better Vision of the Natural Stone Industry and of The Portuguese Natural Stones and, to us at LSI stone, because we are teaching students – future Architects to Build a Future World.

 

LSI stone is committed to Build a Better World and we will be always free to “teach” about Natural Stone.



LSI Stone participates in seminar "Case studies" in ISCAC

LSI Stone participates today in the Seminar "Case Studies of Portuguese Companies Success: a learning" in Coimbra. The event will feature the official launch of the 4th edition of the FAE Business School program. The program aims to promote the study of cases about Portuguese companies and reward what best illustrates the concrete reality.

The seminar will have the participation of the current President of FAE, Luis Filipe Pereira and Augusto Antunes, of Millennium BCP. Representing LSI Stone will be the CEO, Regina Vitório, who will talk about his career and the company, explaining some of the factors that were decisive for its success.

The seminar will be held at the Marques de Almeida Auditorium, in Coimbra Business School | ISCAC by 6pm.

 

 



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Donation of natural stone waste
Donation of natural stone waste

LSI Stone started this week a campaign for donation of natural stone waste, mainly limestone. The objective of this campaign is to give a new life to the stone waste, although having some partners in this area, we keep looking for new and creative ideas to reuse the waste.

At LSI Stone sustainability is a concern, We live in a planet where resources are limited, so it is important to think about their reuse.

Our first look is: the environment!

If you are interested in acquiring stone gravel please contact us.



Donation of natural stone waste
LSI Stone in the newspaper "Jornal de Leiria"

The newspaper "Jornal de Leiria" published an article about our company, LSI Stone. We are proud to see that our work is valued and a reference for our region. The article titled "Internal resources and export performance - the case of Inovopedra" highlights the export capacity and the rapid growth of 20% per year of the company, also mentioning the 100% of company production is for exportation.

The other important issue of the news was the OME, and the respective application of it.

It is a very interesting article, who has a chance to read, we recommend.



newspaper Jornal de Leiria - LSI Stone
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LSI Stone at TISE 2017 Las Vegas

LSI Stone will be present for the first time at TISE 2017 in Las Vegas. The International Surface Event (TISE) is the largest North American event serving the floorcovering, stone & tile industries. The fair will take place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center between days 18 and 20 January 2017.

The International Surface Event is huge, but it will be easy to find our stand, just look for booth 3127. We promise you that the fair will be very intense in this three days with newest products, hands-on demos, inspiring trends, key manufacturers, industry suppliers, along with unmatched education and networking.

We wait for you, and we will welcome you as usual.

See you in Las Vegas!



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A New Tree in the Garden

 

We have a new tree in our garden!!! But it is not a simple tree… It´s an OAK! Yes, we have a new Oak in our garden… It represents the life of Mr. Antonio Carvalho, our Production Manager whom have dedicated part of his life to LSI Stone, this company was and it is the Life of Mr. Antonio Carvalho and nevertheless he can not be with us physically , this oak represents the life of Mr. Antonio in the Company. 

Mr. António Carvalho was an extraordinary and exemplary worker of our "family", will be always  remembered by all of us;  for the best practices, friendship, loyalty  and dedication that has always provided to the company.

LSI Stone have lost a Brave Men in the company however have Won a new Tree.



LSI Stone oak
Awarded project 7-8 St James Square in London
Awarded project 7-8 St James Square in London

LSI-Stone have been awarded on the 2nd of Decembe2016, in London at the Natural Stone Awards!

The 2016 Natural Stone Awards ceremony was held at the new exciting venue, the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, a five-star hotel close to two historic natural stone structures: The Tower of London and Tower Bridge.

The project 7-8 St James Square is an external cladding project supplied in Portuguese limestone Cabeca Veada, designed by Eric Parry Architects. It is a challenged project because of the likewise large sizes and solid stone works that have been used in Natural stone.

The judges commented that “the detailing of copings and window cills were not skimped on and well thought through so water cannot run down the surfaces of the building. The cills drain into an inner channel and an external lip, very effective.This was a building that exuded quality, being well designed to show a complete understanding of the use of stone”.

It´s a Reputable and well Recognized Award to the team involved in the successful project.



Awarded project 7-8 St James Square in London
NEW STONE AVAILABLE SOON

Anticipating design and architectural international trends, LSI Stone has travelled all around the world to bring you the next big trend in stone interior design: dolomite

With a keen eye for international business opportunities, Regina Vitório has personally examined the quarries and has guaranteed the international exclusivity for this high end stone, only found in a few selected quarries.

For the most exquisite spaces, this special dolomite stone is carefully selected by LSI Stone to assure its high standards and quality for most demanding cut to size projects.

Available soon.



Dolomite slab
LSI STONE journey to success in video

LSI Stone has just premiered its latest promotional video, inviting you to immerse into the history and daily work of this great stone company.

The story of how LSI Stone has become an international benchmark for stone quality is made of hard work, perseverance and strategic investments. By combining the inherited knowledge and state of the art machinery, LSI Stone has granted its prime position in the world stone industry.

LSI Stone journey to success is now available in video.



LSI STONE joins MARMOMACC’16 in the definition of stone industry future

MARMOMACC, the world’s leading event for the natural stone industry, has just opened its doors to professional trade visitors and will be representing the industry finest companies, projects and professionals from September 28th to October 1st in Verona, Italy.

Representing the best of Portuguese stone industry, LSI Stone is a guaranteed attendance at MARMOMACC’16 edition and can be met at Hall 12 stand G4.

LSI Stone offers attendees the possibility to visit to their factory at 2197.8 km away with an immersive 360º virtual tour. To discuss the future of stone and to keep up with their latest projects, the company will also host a happy hour gathering on the September 29th.

With several projects around the world and partnerships with world renowned architects, LSI Stone is an international benchmark for stonework quality and design and is about to take another step forward in their growth and innovation strategy.

Featuring international key specialists and qualified buyers from all over the world, the 51st MARMOMACC edition will stage several side conferences, meetings, workshops and award ceremonies to discuss the future of the stone global industry.



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Australian Institute of Building awards Sidney’s 20 Martin Place.

LSI Stone "Versus Line" carved cladding is a main feature in the Australian Institute of Building Awarded project, the 20 Martin Place in Sidney.

With a genious use of natural light, the multi-awarded Sidney’s 20 Martin Place has a unique carved cladding that reflects light, expanding and giving the main hall a glamorous, natural and exquisite ambience. LSI Stone' special indoor carved wall cladding, in Regina limestone, is a key element in this building interior design project that combines a contemporary and sustainable design.

 

For more information, please visit 20 Martin Place website: 

http://www.20martinplace.com



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Sidney’s 20 Martin Place awarded by AIB

Our stone work is a key element at Sidney’s 20 Martin Place interior design project. A multi awarded building that applies contemporary and environmentally sustainable design. We celebrate the award received at Built, with lots of pride.

It’s wonderful to see the result of everyday’s work being recognized in the other side of the world, down under, like this. This award was given by the Australian Institute of Building. 

 

Check the 20 Martin Place Website for more: 

http://www.20martinplace.com



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SIMEC's new marble polishing machine
SIMEC's new marble polishing machine

SIMEC's new marble polishing machine has just arrived. It will be a great upgrade to our plant.



SIMEC's new marble polishing machine
LSI-STONE - MIA MEMBER

LSI-STONE is a member of MIA (Marble Institute of America), one of the most remarkable association in the world. MIA is a leading promoter of stone usage in commercial and residential marketplaces and also provides a several number of education materials on the use of natural stone and its proper care and mantenance. This membership includes companies that are committed to the highest standards of workmanship and ethics. For more information, check www.marble-institute.com.



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Stone Art Passion
Stone Art Passion

Portugal has always been a great country, surrounded by the Atlantic and moved by adventurous people, people who were never afraid of new challenges...

@ LSI stone we face a new challenge everyday...

 



Stone Art Passion
Sustainable Garden

At LSI-Stone we always have new things happening.

Today we add to our natural garden two sun lounger models, made out of natural stone. We mean to assure the sustainability of the products transformed on our productive unit.



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Moleanos Quarries

@ LSI-stone the cooperation spirit is a constant…

Today we shared experiences and knowledge with FMDC, Ltd for the main solid Portuguese limestone quarries; one of the main sources of Portuguese natural stone, in Serra de Aires e Candeeiros.

We are proud to add value to the Portuguese Stone Industry.



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Venice Architecture Biennal 2016

In cooperation with Assimagra, Experimenta  and other Portuguese companies, LSI-stone is involved in the project - A Primeira Pedra , an action to promote the best stone in the world: Portuguese Natural Stone.

Opening of Resistance - A primeira Pedra, with Alvaro Siza Vieira, Amanda Levete, Bijoy Jain, Elemental and Alejandro Aravena and Mia Hagg; the Prime Minister of Portugal - Dr. Antonio Costa, at Villa Hériot in Venice.



Venice Architecture Biennal 2016
Industry 4.0
Industry 4.0

Getting ready to the 4th Industrial Revolution: Industry 4.0

Lsi-stone keep investing in the most up to date technologies following towards to the new generation.



Industry 4.0
World investigation with LSI-STONE’s limestone on 25th May 2016.

We're proud to participate at the investigation where five renewed architects, which includes portuguese Álvaro Siza, were invited to challenge the resistence of portuguese limestone in terms of their origin, qualities and accompanying manufacturing industry. The “First Stone” program 1st event on 25th May count with the presence of the portuguese prime-minister António Costa and it predates the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, which opens doors on 28th May.



World investigation with LSI-STONE
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THE EAGLE HOUSE

Located in the Old Street area of London, the Eagle House is 81 meters high, inspired by Art Deco, and known as the second highest stone building in the UK. Mount Anvil, appointed Putney & Wood, that suggested LSI STONE's Moleanos limestone for the building cladding, which ensured the premium quality required for such a high profile project.



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Music for charity by EASY DRAGONS

Gioel, an emerging italian songwriter and singer, that supports Easy Dragons Charity who, in turn, supports Cittadinanza Onlus and M.A.E.S. Therapy, will give a concert on tuesday, 22nd March 2016, at the Union Chapel, in London.
Easy Drangons is a rowing team of Stanton Williams Architects, in London, with whom LSI STONE has the priviledge to work on several projects.
This is just another project that LSI STONE is proud to support.



Music for charity by EASY DRAGONS
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Stone Living

On March 15th we presented at IEJ our inspiring journey to the Social and Human Sciences Course students. We shared our expertise to the training of future professionals.



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Riverwalk - London

LSI-Stone is involved in the stone supplying of an emblematic and Luxury Residential Complex in London – Riverwalk, scenario of the recently 007 Spectrum: a James Bond movie.



Riverwalk - London
Enrique Iglesias and the Directors of LSI Stone
Enrique Iglesias and the Directors of LSI Stone

Special Moments with Enrique Iglesias and the Directors of LSI Stone, after his concert on the last 13 December.
Our stone is part of Enrique's house in the USA.



Enrique Iglesias and the Directors of LSI Stone
2016 is coming…

2015 has been a successful and remarkable year to LSI-stone, a year of challenges and of major improvements.
In continuous evolution we would like to thank to everyone who contributed and keep doing the best to the Success of LSI stone In the World.
We wish you all, a Happy and Successful New Year!



2016 is coming…
Environment and Sustainability
Environment and Sustainability

LSI Stone cares about the environment and sustainability, ensuring the reuse of waste from production, for example to landscape projects.
We are also concerned about energy efficiency, more we try to use tools and biodegradable accessories.
Water, needed to transform the natural product is from aquifers and rains, and it is reused after treatment / purification.
Maintaining the concern for the environment is an ongoing implementation of ISO14001.



Environment and Sustainability
Construction Awards 2015 - The Eagle House - London

The Eagle House on City Road (EC1) in the heart of Tech City in London, received a Silver Award.
This Award which recognise those that set the bar for considerate construction, showing the highest levels of consideration towards the public, its workforce and the environment.
We are very happy to have been involved in this project.
Congratulations to all the professionals who made this project a reference with the highest recognition.

You can visit The Eagle House building website here.



Construction Awards 2015 - The Eagle House - London
The History of Man and Stone: A Documentary

A must see Documentary about the history of Man and Stone. Produced by the Marble Institute of America.