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Honolulu Home is Clad in Stainless Steel

We all make choices; sometimes those choices can have an extraordinary impact on the results. Denny Sadowski chose to build his home sustainably. His goal was to build the most maintenance free home possible while achieving a sophisticated look that would last indefinitely. The house, located on a valley wall about 1000 feet above Honolulu, regularly sees horizontal rain, heavy winds and volcanic haze from the area’s active volcano, all of which contribute to the degradation of conventional materials. Further, the marine environment, in combination with these site location factors create a substantial challenge in selecting materials that will last.

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Sam Houston State University Refurbishes Austin Hall

Stainless Steel Roof is Perfect for Historic Renovation
Historic Austin Hall, which had not been renovated in twenty-seven years, is a state archeological landmark, and therefore requires approval from the state of Texas when undergoing restoration. The roof was among the improvements needed and InvariMatte® stainless steel, developed by Contrarian Micro Textures, was chosen in a unique form, creating an aged appearance using this cutting-edge stainless steel finish. While InvariMatte’s crisp, low glare texture has found a home on modern buildings to create a uniform, high tech appearance, the roof panels on Austin Hall were fabricated and installed using traditional methods that were true to the period of the building. The result is a handsome, durable roof that looks like it was always there. Better still, since it is stainless steel it’s safe to say it will always be there in the future – a substantial maintenance savings.

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Contrarian Micro Textures Honored with Green GOOD DESIGN Award

Contrarian Micro Textures has been Selected as a Recipient of a Green GOOD DESIGN Award for Corporations
The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design have named the winners for the 2012 Green GOOD DESIGN Awards for corporations. Four companies were honored with the award: Contrarian Micro Textures, Allison Park, PA, USA; Ahrend Cradle to Cradle Co., Royal Ahrend BV, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Kimball® Office, Jasper, IN, USA; Adobe Systems, Inc., San Jose, CA, USA.

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