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September 24, 2018


In many art forms, it’s acceptable to be beautiful and yet frail, fragile. In architecture, beauty is appreciated but frailty is a liability. Concrete masonry products are available in such an array of colors, textures, and styles as to offer nearly endless design options. Fortunately, concrete’s strength and durability also make it a uniquely suitable product for the long term. This issue of Modern Masonry magazine features case studies and product spotlights that speak to the balance of strength and beauty in our product offerings. Included in this issue:

Design Perspective: New Commercial Development Fits Right in With Area’s Historic Roots

A new 40,000 sq. ft. commercial development opened in McKinney, Texas. While just months old, Harvard Park at Tucker Hill’s appearance makes it look as if it could be part of one of the many historic downtowns found throughout North Dallas. The property sits between the two main entrances of Tucker Hill, a new home community, and fulfills the developer’s vision of a Traditional Neighborhood Development concept whereby there are merchants within walking or biking distance.

Product Spotlight: Echelon Veneers by Mirage Inspires Indoor and Outdoor Designs

Following the success of Belgard’s porcelain pavers, Echelon Veneers by Mirage brings the richness, beauty and durability of porcelain to a vertical wall solution and coordinate with several Belgard porcelain paver colors for inspiring design options.

Read these and other articles in Modern Masonry Volume 3, Issue 2.

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