CASE STUDIES

Take a peek behind the scenes of some of the country’s highest profile interiors to see how AKDO partners with leading architects and designers to craft elegant solutions to tricky design dilemmas.

ELLA T. GRASSO HIGH SCHOOL – GROTON, CT

Cleft Quartzite Look Tile

Ella T. Grasso Southeastern Technical High School, located in Groton, CT, serves up to 800 students in selected trades. Architecture and interior design company, Moser Pilon Nelson, took the lead as head architect for the 226,000 square foot facility. View the full case study here.

165 CAPITOL AVENUE – HARTFORD, CT

Cut-To-Size Project

Built in 1931, 165 Capitol Avenue is home to the State of Connecticut’s Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, and staff offices. Award-winning architecture and interior design firm Amenta Emma Architects was tasked with restoring the state office building’s historically significant features, while updating the aesthetic to reflect a more contemporary workplace. View the full case study.

SIPOPO CONGRESS HALL

Inspired By Nature

Located next to the ocean along the coast of Equatorial Guinea, the Sipopo Congress Hall is a 15,000 square foot, double storied structure. Common areas utilized cut-to-size floor tile from AKDO, including three gathering spaces, a restaurant and a main central hall. Designed by the Turkish architecture firm Tabanlioglu Architectsin collaboration with well-known international Turkish contractor, SUMMA, the duo was able to successfully complete the grandiose project in just 5 months. View the full case study.

MANDARIN ORIENTAL, SANTIAGO

Pampered by Luxury

As one of the most luxurious hotels in South America, the Mandarin Oriental in Santiago enjoys a reputation for style, service and outstanding facilities. In 2018, a large-scale remodeling project was undertaken to enhance the guest rooms, redesigning them to reflect local culture with features inspired by Mandarin Oriental’s Asian heritage. View the full case study.

RITZ CARLTON, CHICAGO, IL

Portraying the Authentic Character of Chicago

Set within downtown Chicago’s coveted Gold Coast, The Ritz Carlton is an opportunity to experience the city’s past and present through eye-catching visuals and curated experiences. Looking to refashion its historic property with bold architectural design, the design team was looking for a striking floor tile that evoked creativity and authentic character at the most high-traffic public area in the hotel: the lobby. View the full case study.

MC HOTEL – MONTCLAIR, NJ

Pairing Contemporary Flooring with Eclectic Design

The MC Hotel is a joyous tribute to the artistic character of its community, Montclair and the endless energy of its neighbor, New York City. With an urban-chic foundation, the MC Hotel’s design-inspired aesthetic evokes an eclectic mix of modern details and intimate contemporary decor. View the full case study.

160 DIKEMAN STREET – BROOKLYN, NY

A Sleek and Modern Facelift for a Brooklyn Building

160 Dikeman Street, Brooklyn, NY, is the home of an industrial building that is used for multiple businesses, from manufacturing to corporate offices. Architect firm, Design Innovations Architecture (DIA), designed a major renovation of the exterior of the building, using stone AKDOLAM panels and façade installation system. View the full case study.

MOUNT SINAI – UNION SQUARE

Adding Metropolitan Charm to a NYC Lobby

Located in New York City, Mount Sinai is one of the nation’s largest and most respected hospitals, acclaimed internationally for their excellence in clinical care. The lobby entrance at Mount Sinai’s Union Square location was in need of an interior upgrade. Having worked with Studio A + T Architects, a NYC based architectural firm specializing in healthcare design, for prior projects, Mount Sinai knew they would be the perfect fit for the project. View the full case study.

TODD ENGLISH FOOD HALL

A Touch of the English at the Plaza Hotel, NYC

Throughout Europe it is common to see mosaics used on ceilings. Here in the States, not as much. So we were thrilled when designer Jeffrey Beers envisioned a European-style food hall concept for chef Todd English at New York’s famed Plaza Hotel. The Jeffrey Beers team came to us with a plan for a gorgeous open pasta kitchen with a backsplash wall and barrel-vaulted ceiling they wanted to cover with a stunning mosaic. See how we achieved this with a custom version of the Modern pattern from our Moment Collection. Read the full case study on our blog.

LOTTE NEW YORK PALACE HOTEL

A Luxury Suite Inspired by Champagne

AKDO was privileged to work with acclaimed architects and thought leaders HOK as they conjured a champagne-themed design for this sprawling 5,000 square foot hotel suite, with breathtaking vistas of Manhattan landmarks and three floors of spectacular décor. This extravagant space at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel is among the most luxurious accommodations anywhere. One of its most dramatic aspects is a two-story feature wall of custom-crafted, split-face stone mosaic that wraps from the living room entry wall all the way throughout the well of the grand staircase. See how we did it on our blog.

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