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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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Arkansas State Capital Building
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.

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

To date the following are completed: The Capital dome, pillars and east promenade facades.

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Miami Freedom Tower
Originally completed in 1925 for The Miami News newspaper business, it is an example of Mediterranean Revival style standing at 255 feet next to the ocean. Once used to process Cuban refugees, it was sold to private ownership and donated to Miami Dade College for use as a cultural and educational center.

The historic stucco was delaminating from the brick substrate and cracked over its entire surface. Water intrusion and public safety were the main concerns.

Remove loose stucco, clean surfaces, apply KEIM Universalputz Render with KEIM Glass Fiber Mesh reinforcement embedded between the Universalputz Render (stucco) layers for a stucco finish that will not crack or delaminate over the life of the brick substrate.

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Creating contrast on concrete
Here is an update on the large Treetop Development, 711 Seagirt Ave. project in Far Rockaway, New York, known as the Sand Castle. What a transformation from the original brick facade with Keim Royalan Extreme Weather Mineral Silicate Finish. Stunning pure white is paired with a contemporary dark gray. READ MORE


  6 buildings that create a buzz with honeycomb-patterned facades
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. READ MORE

  Black is the new black
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 READ MORE

  How are buildings and infrastructure changing in response to climate change?
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 the changing world brought about by climate change. READ MORE

  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.READ MORE

  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. READ MORE

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