ARCHITECT's Chelsea Blahut reports that the Los Angeles-based Getty Foundation has elected to bestow $1.3 million toward restoring nine 20th-century, modern sites.
Since the Keeping Modern Initiative began in 2014, it has helped preserve 33 modern architectural projects. This year's selections are located all around the world, in countries including Ghana, Brazil, France, and Armenia.
The newly added projects are important not just because of their architectural significance, but also because they are key examples of issues other modern buildings face. One of the most frequent problems observed include aging concrete and its treatment. Used heavily in modern buildings, thin-shell, precast, and cast in-situ concrete techniques all call for different strategies.