A Middle Eastern Masterpiece from Travertine

A Middle Eastern Masterpiece from Travertine

A modern marvel made from almost completely from travertine…

Travertine outdoor tiles used on this beautiful house

Side view of this stunning travertine home for a local stone seller.

Iranian architectural CAAT Studio, created a cutting edge architectural marvel with travertine.

The client is a local stone seller and cutter. So, the house was made as a celebration of the beauty of travertine stone. As a result, the whole house is covered with solid travertine bricks arranged in an eye-catching wave-like pattern. These bold structural spacial divisions of the travertine bricks create rhombus-shaped curtains embracing the windows. The cascading positioned travertine bricks create interesting patterns with contrasting shadows on the exterior of the house.

Travertine was chosen in this house design because the client wanted to showcase the beauty of the stone as well as show off his trade as a local stone seller and stone cutter. Travertine also provided the house with strength, light and ventilation. Additionally, it was easily available from the two large travertine quarries (Hajiabad and Abbasabad).

The client’s house is located in a town surrounded by mountains called Mahallat (262km south-west of Tehran). This region is known for being rich in travertine stone with two quarries located nearby.

This arrangement creates a striking contrast with light and shadows with alternating voids creating a stunning display of depth and dimension reflecting from the hot, arid climate of the region.

Front door of this travertine tiled house in Tehran, Iran.

The front entrance of this beautiful house made almost entirely of travertine stone.

At the base of the house, where the garage is situated, vertical sections of travertine scale up to the second level.

Each travertine piece was cut in L-shaped pieces to reduce the weight of the stone. With a focus on sustainability, nothing was put to waste, with the left over travertine stone being used to fill parts of the walls.

The house is almost completely made of travertine tiles

Each window was positioned to get the best vantage point of the surrounding mountains.

The project started with purchasing a simple box-shaped house. The goal was to utilise the amazing views of the quarries, a local copper mine and the surrounding mountains. Therefore, the position of the windows was decided based on creating the best possible views. The walls, ceiling and floors run seamlessly together as though they are made from one piece. Organically, the walls ‘flow’ from one window to another creating a wave-like appearance.

In addition to this aesthetically pleasing house, this travertine house proved to be an economical and environmentally friendly project.

Photography by: Parham Taghioff

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A Middle Eastern Masterpiece from Travertine

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Why choose travertine tiles for your outdoor area

Why choose travertine tiles for your outdoor area

Looking for a premium stone at an affordable price? Travertine stone not only has warmth and a timeless appeal, they are strong and durable. Additionally, it will create a seamless look in your home design. So as you can see, travertine tiles are an ideal selection.  ...

Why choose travertine tiles for your outdoor area

Why choose travertine tiles for your outdoor area

Looking for a premium stone at an affordable price?

Travertine stone not only has warmth and a timeless appeal, they are strong and durable. Additionally, it will create a seamless look in your home design. So as you can see, travertine tiles are an ideal selection.

 

Travertine is strong and long lasting

If you’re after a stone tile that will last the test of time, you can’t go past travertine. Just look at the Colosseum (which was built entirely from travertine) in 70-80AD in ancient Roman times  – it is still standing today. Any man made substitutes are no match for the strength and durability of natural travertine stone. When you buy travertine tiles and pavers, it is a life long investment.

Despite it’s durability, we recommend that you make sure that you avoid spilling any acidic liquids or chemicals on your travertine tiles and pavers.

 

Create a seamless look inside and out

Travertine tiles are constructed to complement both indoor and outdoor applications. Great house designs have a seamless look indoor and outdoors. So, when you walk outside, the home and garden have a united look and feel which makes transitioning from the outdoors to indoors (and vice versa) visually more relaxing and less disjointed.

With travertine tiles and pavers, you can create a seamless home design. Travertine tiles are made to suit the interior of your home as well as your outdoor area. Many stone tiles are only appropriate for either just indoor or outdoor. Therefore, this means you will have to shop around to find tiles that have a similar look, that don’t clash with the inside of your home (especially if you have your outdoor tiled area starting from your back door). You may not be able to achieve a consistent look easily. Therefore, it is important to consider the look you want to achieve before you go out and buy your tiles. Whatever stone tiles you choose for your tiles indoor and outdoor, make sure they are versatile. Consider all elements surrounding them both inside and out.

If you’re just doing an outdoor renovation, travertine tiles and pavers are versatile. There are many travertine tile colours to choose from. If you need a hand creating a seamless look call the Travertine Tile Warehouse on (03) 9706 9767 (Mon-Fri 7.30am – 5pm or Sat 9am – 4pm).

 

Large variety of stone colours and textures

In addition to the versatility of travertine tiles, there are also many colours and textures to choose from. The most popular colour is Ivory. This is due to its subtly and warm tones. Moreover, if you want to create a cooler or monochromatic look, Silver travertine is a great choice. Many customer who want to create a more dramatic outdoor tile look, choose Antique travertine tiles.

So as you can see, there are many styling opportunities with travertine stone tiles. Don’t forget – you can also customise your look with grout, stone tile enhancers and sealers (all of which you can purchase through us).

 

Travertine tiles feel great to step on

Travertine tiles and pavers do not absorb the outside temperature as much as other stone tiles. Therefore, in summer it is cooler to step on in bare feet and naturally warmer in winter than any other stone tile.

 

Travertine pool coping is perfect for your pool

For practicality as well as its good looks, travertine pool coping is an ideal selection for your swimming pool area.

During the hot summer, there is not much that is worse than the burning heat on bare feet when stepping out of a pool. If you have any cats or dogs, they also feel the burn every day on their bare paws. Luckily, travertine tiles and pool coping absorb the cool temperature of the earth underneath.

Also, travertine is naturally textured with holes and voids. As a result, the surface is less slippery, making it an ideal tiling solution for swimming pool surrounds. Avoid unnecessary accidents and injuries with stone that has a low slip rating like travertine.

Additionally, the warm palette and textures naturally in travertine tiles and pool coping create an attractive contrast with the blue tones of a pool. As a result, pools with travertine pool coping typically look more inviting and visually appealing.

 

Increase your property value

Travertine tiles are one of the most requested stone in Australia. Its in high demand due to its attractive unique texture which evokes a feeling of luxury and class. Whether you are flipping a property or updating your forever home, choosing travertine tiles in your home is a smart investment.

 

Get the premium look for less at Travertine Warehouse

Thanks to the team at Travertine Warehouse, you can achieve the premium look of travertine for less! Be the envy of your friends and family with luxurious natural travertine stone tiles, pool coping and pavers. We are known for the cheapest prices in Australia!

So, don’t waste your precious time shopping around. Come to Travertine Tiles Warehouse for all your tiling, paving and pool coping needs. We make sure we have the cheapest prices in Australia, but if you do happen to find a price that’s cheaper – let us know. We will beat it!

 

If you’d like to talk to our knowledgeable team about choosing the best travertine for your house or garden, call: (03) 9797 0607

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A Middle Eastern Masterpiece from Travertine

A Middle Eastern Masterpiece from Travertine

A modern marvel made from almost completely from travertine... Iranian architectural CAAT Studio, created a cutting edge architectural marvel with travertine. The client is a local stone seller and cutter. So, the house was made as a celebration of the...

Why choose travertine tiles for your outdoor area

Why choose travertine tiles for your outdoor area

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