Posted in materials on December 17, 2014 6:29 pm EST

Dramatic Altar Wall Graces New Mexico Church

St Jude's Thaddeus Church in Rio Rancho, N,M., showcases an altar backdrop created of precious stone.

St. Jude's Thaddeus Church, Rio Rancho, N.M. Images courtesy of Groundfloor Stone.


 

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By Church Designer Staff

The Brazillian Morisca gold quartzite stone at St. Jude's Thaddeus Church was specified by Mullen Heller architects of Albuquerque, N.M., and supplied by Groundfloor Stone in Santa Fe. Architect Michele Mullen used three sizes of saw cut stone tile to create irregular banding across the 2,300-square-foot expanse.

[Architect] Michele Mullen used three sizes of saw cut stone tile to create irregular banding across the 2,300-square-foot expanse.

The stone, widely used in Spain and Brazil, is appearing on a growing number of projects in the United States, according to Groundfloor Stone. Its range of rich gold tones with distinct color movement, combined with its consistent natural texture and thickness, make it an affordable choice for interior, exterior and vertical church projects, the company reports.

The material for the project was directly imported from Brazil by Groundfloor, enabling St Jude’s to enjoy the look and quality of natural stone on a limited construction budget.

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