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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
10 Sullivan, New York, NY
About:
Developed by Madison Equities and Property Markets Group, 10 Sullivan is a contemporary addendum to Soho's Rich Architectural Legacy. Designed by acclaimed architect Cary Tamarkin, the building's corbelled black and blonde norman brick exterior and industrial-style windows embody a neoclassical elegance and metropolic reimagination. Rising 16 stories, 10 Sullivan is Soho's highest residential building, and captures the essence of new era living.

Challenges:
Raw concrete surfaces were aesthetically unacceptable due to form marks, holes, pits and voids. After remedial action was taken to minimize poor appearance, the concrete was still unacceptable. The architect decided a concrete filler and subsequent finish was required to deliver an acceptable final concrete appearance.

Solutions:
After all form marks were abraded, KEIM Concrete Cleaner and KEIM Concretal Fine Filler was used to fill-in blow holes, pits and voids to deliver a smoother concrete surface. Then two coats of Concretal W Protective Mineral Silicate Finish for Concrete was applied to smooth out and deliver a concrete finish that was aesthetically acceptable.

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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.

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 and mortar below causing major sections of the stucco to lose adhesion further adding to the degradation of the historic brick and mortar.

Solutions:
A final two-coat finish system of KEIM Royalan Silicate Exterior Finish was applied to provide added weatherproofing and decoration. To further protect the western wall of the museum, KEIM PSS-20 Anti-graffiti Coating was applied to allow for easy removal of scuffs, heal marks and other blemishes where lines form to tour the museum. The Girl Scouts were seeking a 100 year solution and all restoration was undertaken to meet the the U.S. Department of Interior's Historic Preservation Guidelines.

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Keim's Exterior Concrete Finish

NVMM comprises a series of exposed concrete arches that are curved in plan and overlap to create three intersecting rings and a spiraling circulation path, both inside and out. The behavior of the unusual form was tricky to analyze, and its construction was labor-intensive, according to Thorsten Helbig, a partner of Knippers Helbig, the project’s New York– and Germany-based structural engineer. READ MORE

INDUSTRY NEWS


  Pulling the Sky
Archello
This heavenly ceiling is surely the protagonist of the space; a recycled timber was chosen as a dark background for the floor and walls to make the ceiling emerge from the general environment. Designed with simple cubical volumes covered with soft grey felt as the only furniture which the shop could use as sofas, cash desk and product displayers.
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  How This Dutch Graphic Designer Became a Civic-Architecture Star
Architectural Digest
The designer’s trippiest work is likely the full complement of images she creates for Lowlands, a Dutch music festival, where she’s been head designer since 2017. She works with coders and animators to produce the event’s hallucinogenic body of work.... More and more requests from developers and architects wanting to apply her wizardry to building features.
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  John Wardle Architects Takes Cues From Natural Landscape For Monash University Building
Dezeen
John Wardle Architects opted for a broad low-rise building, rather than a tower. This made it possible to create a horizontal field of spaces described by the firm as "an interior landscape". The facility's interiors is a network of streets, courtyards, bridges, balconies and stairs. These are modelled on different elements of a natural landscape such as ravines, clearings, strands, perches, escarpments and amphitheatres.
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  Camsur Capitol Building
Archello
The Camsur Capitol consists of a spiraling assembly of Pili nut-shaped husks made from metal sun-screens that in turn produce a series of shaded roof terraces organized around a covered open-air atrium with a dramatic helicoid ramp terminating at a public roof deck offering views of the neighboring volcano, Mt. Isarog.
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  Frank Lloyd Wright's Lost Works Are Finally Brought to Life
Architectural Digest
While concrete tends to be rigid and angular, the firm's design takes advantage of the 3D-printing technology to create fluid structures that resemble boulders sitting in a clearing. A special concrete composition, which does not need steel reinforcements, was developed for the printers.
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