Charcoal Accent and White Birch Honed Michigan State Project
The Michigan State University – Sports Medicine and Performance facility provides sports medicine services to all MSU athletes. The renovation included a state-of-the-art hydrotherapy room made possible by digging a basement, within the existing footprint of space, to handle the hydro-mechanical systems. All of this happened while keeping the existing roof intact. With four therapy pools, including a treadmill pool and Polar Plunge pool, the space needed a unique feature wall to tie the design concept together. After looking at various materials that would be appropriate in a high humidity environment, the design team at Integrated Design Solutions selected Realstone- Charcoal Accentstone and Realstone natural stone panels – White Birch Honed. The high contrast stone colors makes an impactful statement.
The successful execution of this unique installation was completely dependant on the high quality and tight tolerances of Realstone paired with exceptional attention to detail by the stone cutters and installers. “ Due to the varying heights of the stone pieces within each panel, we had to develop a special technique for our waterjet machines to cut the stone.” Says John Dunia of Creative Edge Master shop of Fairfield IA. “Each piece was cut to the shop drawing then individually shrinkwrapped and numbered with a blueprint key as a guide for the installer.” The team from Lansing Stone and Mosaic installed the stone as a standard panelized project, installing from the baseline of the white lettering and moving up row by row.
Architectural Firm-Ann K. Green, Adrian LaTona, Integrated Design Solutions
Water Jet Company-Creative Edge Master Shop
Installer-Lansing Stone and Mosaic
Stone Dealer- Genessee Tile
* Moisture may cause natural oxidation to occur and release rust and efflorescence on the surface for Charcoal products.
Achieve this look with
White Birch Honed Panel
Item #: WSP-BH
Material Type: Limestone
Charcoal Shadowstone Panel
Item #: WSP-C3D
Material Type: Slate