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OUR STORY
KEIM mineral paints — a Bavarian invention by the scientist Adolf Wilhelm Keim — are liquid silicate paints that becomes a part of the surface to which it is applied and binds the color pigment into it as well.

KEIM became the leading manufacturer of mineral paints providing only the highest quality, research-based paints with application characteristics prized by painters, and long lasting durability demanded by owners.
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PROJECTS
Vero Beach Private Residence
About:
Impressive new residential construction facing the Atlantic Ocean in Vero Beach, Florida. Compelling architectural style is coupled with beautifully crafted stucco exteriors to stunning effect. Owners wanted a stucco finish that appears completely natural, not "painted" and wanted a weather resistant finish that would last for decades.

Challenges:
Salt spray, prevailing winds, extreme U.V. and sub-tropical climate of Florida all combine to provide a very challenging environment for any exterior paint finish. The very smooth finish of the finely troweled stucco also requires a paint finish that is natural in appearance. The owners did not want a typical painted stucco appearance but desired an old world appearance that would stand up to the demanding climate.

Solutions:
Royalan Extreme Weather Mineral Silicate Finish was chosen because it is specifically engineered for harsh, ocean-front climates. The mineral silicate finish penetrates the smooth stucco and bonds chemically so it will never blister or peel.

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HISTORIC PRESERVATION
Arkansas State Capital Building
About:
The dome was coated with KEIM Royalan and the stone facade with KEIM Restauro Lasur. Project is divided into phases so the building is not finished.

Challenges:
White facade attracts dirt, pollution and biological growth. Water infiltration at dome.

Solutions:
To date the following are completed: The Capital dome, pillars and east promenade facades are complete. The dome was protected with two coats of opaque KEIM Royalan, the facade above the cornices and within the pediments are KEIM Restauro Lasur stain. The facade below cornices is natural Arkansas limestone which received a saturation coat of Restauro Dilution so the appearance would not be changed yet the limestone protected from the weather.

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BEC Presentation: Mineral Silicate Paints & Stains for Masonry Facades
KEIM
Join us on Thursday, June 20 from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM for an interactive and participant-friendly discussion of hand-crafted mineral silicate paint finishes at the AIA NC Center for Architecture and Design on Peace Street in Raleigh, NC.

Presenter, Roy Suttles, is a 35 year industry veteran and has held various positions in sales, marketing and business unit management with Rexel Coatings, Sherwin Williams, Valspar and now President and Managing Director of Keim USA.

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INDUSTRY NEWS


  Kazakhstan's Flag Reinterpreted as New Building for the Capital
Dezeen
Fundamental Architects and Omega Render have envisioned a building spanning a river in Nursultan, capital of Kazakhstan, with a hole in the middle to make it look like the national flag. Rotterdam-based Fundamental Architects and visualisation studio Omega Render produced the design for BI Group, Kazakhstan's largest developer. Named Tower of the Sun, it is one of three designs that the developer is considering for the site in Nursultan, the city formerly known as Astana.READ MORE


  David Tajchman Proposes Private Residence on the Rocks with Curved, Aerodynamic Form
Designboom
Architect David Tajchman has unveiled his proposal for on the rocks, a private residence whose form draws from the aerodynamism and curves of the client's car. Located on a cliff of an undisclosed location, with views towards the mediterranean sea, the house 'disappears' within the existing nature, while only an 'infinite body of water on its rooftop' remains visible from the street, mimicking the ripples of the nearby sea.READ MORE


  Studio Gang Breaks Ground on Expansion to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City
Architectural Digest
According to principal architect Jeanne Gang, the American Museum of Natural History expansion is "the most exciting project [her firm] has ever done." And that enthusiasm was palpable as a crowd of journalists, politicians, donors, and design collaborators gathered at yesterday's ceremonial ground-breaking for the newest wing of the New York institution: the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation, designed by Studio Gang. READ MORE


  Chongqing Real Estate College Library / PH Alpha Design
Arch Daily
The new Library of Chongqing Real Estate College will provide the Campus with an iconic landmark providing much-needed facilities for study and research for teachers and students alike. The site of the project is located in the center of Chongqing Real Estate College Campus. It is surrounded with academic buildings in the north, a sports stadium in the south, student dormitories to the east, and a site reserved for the future Technology & Science Hall on the west. The most prominent feature on the site, a bronze memorial statue of Zhou Enlai the First Prime Minister of PRC, is located on the central axle on the north of the site.READ MORE


  Futuristic Artic Saver Tower Sprays Seawater to Thicken Melting Ice
Designboom
Yiyang Xu and Jingyi Ye of the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology have designed the 'arctic saver tower' with the purpose of protecting the polar glaciers and prolonging the winter season in the arctic. The futuristic tower is to be activated each April, when ice begins to melt, actively freezing sea water in different locations while extending migration periods for various species such as polar bears.READ MORE

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