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Restoration, Color Top New D+D Issue

Thursday, June 13, 2013

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An elaborate restoration of a 1915 cathedral, bold uses of color in commercial architecture, and the coatings technology behind polysiloxanes are among the topics discussed in the latest issue of Durability + Design Magazine, now available free online.

The cover story, “Resurrection of a Renaissance Revivalist,” by Jen Kramer, details the recent comprehensive artistic restoration of the Emmanuel Masqueray-designed St. Joseph Cathedral in Sioux Falls, SD, led by Conrad Schmitt Studios.

The interior painting and decorating restoration effort featured an array of techniques including glazing, gilding, stenciling and tromp l’oeil.

D+D June Issue
Conrad Schmitt Studios and Duncan Stroik Architects

The St. Joseph Cathedral in Souix Falls, SD, was recently restored to its former glory. Read about the project in the Durability + Design June issue.

In “The Use of Color in Commercial Architecture,” Jill Pilaroscia, of Colour Studio Inc., provides insight on how architects and builders can embrace color to enhance and maximize their investments and change our landscape in the process.

Meanwhile, Gerald L. Witucki from Dow Corning Corp., examines the differences between traditional three-coat coating systems and two-coat, siloxane-based systems in “Selecting Polysiloxane Topcoats.”

Two Ways to View

The June 2013 issue is available in two online formats for easy viewing.

D+D June

The June 2013 issue is available in two free digital formats.

The issue also includes "Top of the News," "Trending Now," "Picture This!" and these features:

The issue may be viewed free in a searchable digital format, with page-turning functionality, or articles may be individually accessed via a Table of Contents.


Tagged categories: Architects; Architectural coatings; Coatings technology; Color; Commercial contractors; Decorative painting; Education; Maintenance + Renovation; Painting Contractors; Restoration

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