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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

Wilshire Boulevard Temple
About:
Built in the Byzantine architectural style, it was constructed of concrete with a painted stucco exterior. In 1973, the Wilshire Boulevard Temple was dedicated LA Historic-Cultural Monument No. 116. The Wilshire Temple began extensive renovations of the historic facility in 2008, and the remodeled sanctuary reopened in 2013.

Challenges:
The building was in need of an extensive renovation to renew the interior and exterior finishes and repairs to the stone façade elements, as well as updating the facility to accommodate the needs of the congregation.

Solutions:
Exterior:The renovation process was to remove the old paint layers. Make concrete and stucco patch repairs and fill stucco cracks with Universalputz Fine Render.
Interior: KEIM Design-Lasur was the decorative finish of the honeycomb ceiling panels.
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HISTORIC PRESERVATION

Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace
About:
The house was built in 1818 - 1821 for James Moore Wayne, who eventually sold the house to his niece Sarah Stites Gordon, where the first of four generations of Gordons lived. The Girl Scouts of the USA purchased the house in 1953, restoring the house to reflect the 1880s Victorian period.
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Challenges:
A series of stucco repairs and replacements, over the years, had left the facade cracked with significant water intrusion, partly from the cracked stucco. The most recent stucco was too hard and brittle, as a result of significant amounts of Portland cement in the mix, and was incompatible with the soft brick..

Solutions:
Degraded mortar and bricks were replaced and repaired. A softer, lime-rich stucco, KEIM Universalputz, which is more compatible with the historic surface beneath, was used to re-plaster the exterior facade. Glass fiber mesh was embedded in the scratch coat of stucco to give added strength and stability to the exterior, allowing for installation of stucco with no expansion or control joints.
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Enhancing Visual Presentation
Keim
Hicksville Long Island Rail Road Station. Another beautiful project completed with the MTA using Keim Soldalit-ME. A highly specialized, sol-silicate exterior paint with self-cleaning properties that reduce pollutants and neutralize odors. READ MORE

INDUSTRY NEWS


  Vila Calando / Chiasmus Partners
Arch Daily
An architectural model befitting the dreams of those that do return to the countryside would not only mean building less floors, providing proximity to the earth for those escaping from urban high rises, but also architectural answers to more essential ways of life that have long been forgotten due to the industrialization and commercialization of the last century.READ MORE


  Angular Steel Roof Tops Princeton Transit Hall By Studio Rick Joy
Dezeen
Thin sheets of metal cover a waiting area and a convenience store at this train station in Princeton, New Jersey, by American firm Studio Rick Joy. Princeton Transit Hall comprises two buildings and an outdoor plaza, which together form a rail station for accessing the New Jersey town and Princeton University.READ MORE


  Helsinki Unveils an Exciting New Design Museum-Located Underground
Architectural Digest
Visitors that stroll through the Lasipalatsi Square in Helsinki are likely to find a new addition: five concrete windowed domes. The new 23,500-square-foot space was designed by Helsinki’s JKMM architecture firm. The $57 million structure boasts a maze of underground exhibition rooms—none of which have pillars—with skylights providing serious wow factor.READ MORE


  Workshop On A Cliff
Archello
Located in the Laurentians’ mountainous countryside, in the province of Quebec, this modern addition is not the typical garage. Over the peaceful Lake Deauville, this minimalist wood volume stands out from the surrounding green mountains.READ MORE


  The Shop at CAC / Eskew+Dumez+Ripple
Arch Daily
The Shop is a comprehensive co-working development that is located on the third and forth floors of the Contemporary Arts Center (CAC) in downtown New Orleans, one of New Orleans' most important cultural institutions. Targeting technology, arts, and cultural-based businesses, The Shop serves as a hub of entrepreneurship in the developing Downtown innovation corridor.READ MORE

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