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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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Fair-Haired Dumbell Office
The Fair-Haired Dumbbell is a collaboration between FFA and Guerrilla Development, with original mural artwork by James Jean. This speculative office building with ground-floor retail is located in the heart of the Burnside Bridgehead developments. At the eastside intersection of Burnside Street and the Willamette River, the Bridgehead is home to some of Portland's most exciting and interesting new architecture.

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Ali'iolani Hale Hawaii State Supreme Court
Ali'iolani Hale, means "House of Heavenly Kings", was begun in 1872 and dedicated as a government building instead of a palace in 1874. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is now the seat of the State Supreme Court.

Previous paint coatings had aged, cracked and peeled, especially where water intrusion was prevalent and the surface was generally streaked with mold stains and pollution. Moisture vapor was trapped in the historic masonry by many layers of non-breathing latex paints, causing interior damage as moisture vapor escaped into the air conditioned interiors.

The old coating was cleaned and loose paint was removed to bare masonry. Soldalit Grob Texture Base Coat and Soldalit All Surface Sol-Silicate Finish were used to restore the exterior to it's original design intent with a mineral matte finish and to deliver a much longer life expectancy than latex or acrylic paints, which will reduce maintenance costs dramatically over the next several decades.

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KEIM Granital Refreshes a Tired and Dated Brick Facade
The organic beauty of KEIM's Granital is beautifully contrasted with new metal cladding for a distinctive and modern look. Since Granital is extremely vapor permeable and penetrates the brick to fuse with it, it will never peel or trap moisture vapor. READ MORE


  Construction Set to Begin on Frank Gehry's Long-Awaited Guggenheim Abu Dhabi
The Guggenheim Foundation has revealed that its Frank Gehry-designed art museum in the United Arab Emirates is "on track" to complete in four years time. First unveiled in 2007, the long-awaited Guggenheim Abu Dhabi will be 42,000-square-metres, making it the largest of the four Guggenheim outposts.READ MORE

  Herzog & de Meuron's Triangle Tower - Paris's First New Skyscraper in Decades - Gets Greenlit
Architectural Digest
After nearly five years of intense back-and-forth deliberation, French courts have finally greenlit the Herzog & de Meuron–designed Triangle Tower in Paris. Located in the southern 15th arrondissement by Porte de Versailles on the Périphérique, the boulevard that circles the city’s limits, this will be the city’s first new skyscraper built since the Tour de Montparnasse. Construction is expected to begin in 2020 and finish in time for the 2024 Paris Olympics.READ MORE

  AI Studio Reveals Plans for a New Media City in Central Saint Petersburg
Arch Daily
London and Moscow based AI Studio has revealed plans for a new Media City in central Saint Petersburg, Russia. The project will include office spaces for media and other creative industries, as well as the public realm, designed in collaboration with Hyland Edgar Driver. The concept aims to fuse contemporary materials and technology with the site's history, and the design features a series of interconnected flying bridges for easy access and movement.READ MORE

  University of Stuttgart Creates Biomimetic Pavilions Based on Sea Urchins and Beetle Wings
The University of Stuttgart has continued its experiments into biomimicry and robotic construction with two pavilions at the Bundesgartenschau horticultural show in Germany. Both of the pavilions are built by robots and are designed to imitate nature - known as biomimicry. A sweeping wooden pavilion has a shape based on sea urchins, while a fibre-composite pavilion takes its structure from beetle wings.READ MORE

  A New Kengo Kuma-Designed Museum in Turkey Showcases Another Side of Historic Turkish Design
Architectural Digest
To integrate both Odunpazari's rich historical past and a new vision for the future, Kuma and team designed a structure comprised of interlocking wooden boxes stacked atop one another. Thin strips of wood, sourced both locally and from afar, cover the glass and concrete base; one might be apt to mistake them for giant popsicle sticks.READ MORE

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