Marble in the design of armored entrances

The use of marble in architectural design

Chosen since Ancient Rome, marble is still one of the most noble and elegant materials today. From walls to floors to furniture accessories, marble is integrated into building and interior design projects. Variations in color, different designs for each cut make the last ones unique and exclusive.

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Marble: between classic and contemporary

Marble is a classy material, without imitation, versatile and applicable in all situations and conditions.
Chosen as early as thousands of years ago by the Egyptians and Mesopotamians for public buildings and religious temples, today, thanks to the encounter with contemporary architecture, it is no longer the prerogative only of classical settings.
Its wide color range and natural uniqueness is combined with the possibility of subjecting it to various types of processing. Different aesthetic effects can be obtained from the same material, making it an integral part of the architectural design.
Among the historical architects who interpreted it masterfully, we cannot fail to mention Mies Van de Rohe.
The German Pavilion in Barcelona, created for the Universal Exposition held in Barcelona in 1929, is one of his most important works.
The building conceived by Mies van de Rohe reworks the principle of the free plan conceived by Le Corbusier and consists of architectural elements enriched with fine materials. The whole is placed on a podium raised from the ground a little more than a meter and covered with Roman travertine.
The simplicity and linearity that characterize this building are contrasted by the use of fine materials. In addition to Latium travertine and onyx, which comes from the Atlas mountain range, Mies van der Rohe also chooses to use two types of green marble, one from the Aosta Valley Alps and one from the quarries in Tros, Greece.

Marble in the design of armored entrances

Light or dark, densely veined or more sparse, natural or polished, the possibilities of marble extend to the design of entrances. Marble is an element that, when integrated into security doors, contributes to the uniqueness of your entrance. This natural stone is at its best in large surfaces, which can be combined with structural solutions flush with the wall or with contrasting frames and prominent handles.
The natural stone for armored doors is extracted from a quarry and is processed without altering its original physical and chemical structure. Therefore no other mineral components are added as is the case with artificial stone. Each block and cut results in a unique and exclusive piece.
The armored doors with natural stone cladding make the house unique and fascinating.
Easy to maintain, taking care of marble is simple. Water and alcohol or a regular non-aggressive detergent is all that is needed to remove any stains. The wear of the surface is rare, but in the eventuality it is always possible to restore it, polishing it on site without having to resort to replacement.

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Marble in Ercole armored entrances: aesthetics and security

Ercole doors are true “Designer Entrances,” the result of combining Made in Italy design and material research.
Each architectural entrance is a unique and unrepeatable piece that fully represents and satisfies the needs and taste of the most demanding client.
Ercole armored doors are built to provide you with maximum security. Armored doors certified not only burglar-proof but also bullet-proof. Choosing an Ercole armored door means choosing the peace of mind of state-of-the-art protection.

Motorized locks, automatic opening and closing systems, backlighting effects, access control with App, Token or smart card, facial and biometric recognition… Ercole security doors are a bundle of cutting-edge technologies to make securing your home simple and natural.