A Pakistani businessman had to build the internal flooring of his magnificent villa, of which 350m2 had to be made of Calacata Gold, an Italian marble

  The project was entrusted to a London architect, personally present at the moment of purchasing the marble slabs which were then to be sent to Pakistan for cutting to size, processing and laying.

The slabs purchased came from two similar, but distinct, blocks of marble and had several rather obvious defects such as cracks and rusty cavities. These defects had then been structurally repaired, but they were aesthetically very evident: obviously the architect wanted the presence of defects in the cut pieces to be avoided as much as possible, thanks to the optimal nesting design (strategic positioning of the shapes to be cut on every single slab).

The architect therefore designed a plan for organizing the veins of the marble according to an “open spot” model on large tiles cut to size. Insiders know that in these conditions, the nesting operation is particularly critical if performed with traditional methods, so the marble worker in charge of cutting and laying the slabs expressed objective doubts about the possibility of satisfying the architect’s requests.

Quarryon has proposed a fully integrated solution based on the application of advanced virtual techniques, thanks to the high-definition metric and colorimetric photography process of each single plate; in this way, it is possible to formulate working hypotheses on the metric models for each slab, in order to be able to virtually match the finished products and thus simulate the Open Spot shape and the aesthetic result of the finished products, in order to evaluate their aesthetic effect after they have been placed.

In this way the architect has the possibility to virtually examine the proposed solution and to authorize the next phase of the cut, or he can indicate any request for a design variant that could be performed in a repeated nesting cycle, thus proceeding for successive approximations.

The marble worker therefore suggested the second solution, so as to be able to concentrate on the installation, while it was preferred to associate Quarryon with the execution of the cuts and the dry laying of the verification, followed by the packaging of the processed products in the box.