Brightening the appearance of aged and repaired concrete

Brightening the appearance of aged and repaired concrete

Here is a stunning project and example of how KEIM Concretal Pigmented Mineral Stain can be used to brighten up and unify the appearance of aged and repaired concrete, without "painting" the surface with an opaque finish. Here, semi-transparent stain was used to help blend the surface into a more acceptable and uniform appearance, adding new beauty...

INDUSTRY NEWS

Is vernacular architecture dead?
Architectural Digest

In so many ways, the world has never been smaller than it is right now. From global trade and long-haul flights to Facebook and Google, systems operate across every continent with less friction than ever before. This paradigm shift from local to global is also evident within architecture, where buildings influenced by the International style continue to rise at an incredible rate in metropolises around the globe.

6 buildings that create a buzz with honeycomb-patterned facades
Dezeen

Several architecture projects have recently been proposed or completed with hexagonal grids across their fronts. Here are half a dozen examples covered with six-sided shapes.

How are buildings and infrastructure changing in response to climate change?
Engineering.com

For the first time in human history, atmospheric carbon dioxide levels surpassed 400 ppm, before, two years later, hitting 410 ppm, a level that hasn't occurred for millions of years. Thus, we have increased planetary temperatures 1.5 degrees C (2.7 degrees F) above preindustrial levels as we head toward temperatures that will set off runaway climate destabilization. We spoke to a number of experts in the AEC arena to learn how the industry is adapting to...

ADDITIONAL UPDATES

The world's largest 3D-printed structure
Architect Magazine

Tennessee–based architectural fabricator Branch Technology claims to have build the world's largest 3D-printed structure. Made of carbon fiber–reinforced Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, the 20-foot-tall, 42-foot-wide structure was unveiled recently at the 2018 International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures, an annual architecture and engineering symposium held this year at MIT, in Cambridge, Mass.

Black is the new black
Curbed

Black house exteriors have come into fashion at what seems like an almost astonishing speed. Pinterest reports that saves for black houses have grown 774 percent since spring 2014, significantly spiking in March of this year

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