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A new way to discover AN stories in your city plus the week’s top news

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A new way to discover AN stories in your city plus the week's top news. (AN)
A new way to discover AN stories in your city plus the week's top news. (AN)

Missed some of our articles, tweets, or Facebook posts from the last few days? Don’t sweat it—we’ve gathered the week’s must-read stories right here. Enjoy!

The Getty Foundation announced 12 recipients of this year’s Keeping It Modern initiative in a list that spans the globe. (Courtesy Eduardo Ortega)

Preservation grants to give these 12 modern buildings a future
The Getty Foundation has unveiled the beneficiaries of this year’s Keeping It Modern architectural conservation grant initiative, a program run by the foundation that aims to support projects of “outstanding architectural significance.”

Announcing a whole new way to discover stories about your city, region, or neighborhood. Seen here: our articles, geolocated on Hoverpin’s map. (Courtesy AN)

Announcing a whole new way to discover stories about your city, region, or neighborhood
Have you ever walked by a new construction site and wondered what’s being built? Spotted a striking storefront and wanted to know who designed it? Perhaps you’d be alarmed to discover your favorite park is at risk?

At The Architect’s Newspaper (AN), we’re obsessed with covering the most important stories on the built environment, whether it’s a megaproject or a thoughtful change to a small plaza. Now you can discover our articles based on your location at any given moment. AN has partnered with Hoverpin, a free app that helps users find new people, places, and events, to make this possible.

Manhattan borough president rejects city’s East Harlem rezoning proposal. (Francisco Daum/Flickr)

Manhattan borough president rejects city’s East Harlem rezoning proposal
Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer formally announced this week that she is opposed to the city’s East Harlem rezoning proposal; the move would bring more high-rise residential development to the area.

V&A exhibit plywood

Patkau Architects’ ice skating shelters, Winnipeg, Canada, 2012. From Plywood, on view at the V&A through November 12. (Courtesy V&A/Patkau Architects)

New V&A exhibit explores the little-known history of plywood
The intriguing and little-known history of plywood is the focus of a new exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London and of a new book, Plywood: A Material Story, by the exhibition’s curator, Christopher Wilk, keeper of the museum’s furniture, textiles, and fashion department.

why Masonic Temple Marciano Art Foundation

wHY’s recent transformation of a historic Masonic Temple in Los Angeles for the Marciano Art Foundation subtly marries an old building with contemporary art. (Courtesy Yoshihiro Makino)

wHY subtly transforms historic Masonic Temple to house Marciano Art Foundation
Rather than donating artworks to large, existing institutions, it is becoming more and more common for wealthy art collectors to create their own museums for displaying their extensive collections. Adding to the trend, the Maurice & Paul Marciano Art Foundation (MAF) recently opened in Los Angeles to display some of the 1,500 art objects the two brothers have collected.

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