“Landscapes in Limbo” – Cornish Claylands

“Landscapes in Limbo” – Cornish Claylands

How can we cope with dynamic landscapes that change before our eyes – unsettling us as we convince ourselves of our preference for stability? Yet, we are well equipped physically, intellectually and socially to handle change, even on a large scale, though we may...
Hotel in a Chinese Quarry Anyone?

Hotel in a Chinese Quarry Anyone?

This spectacular 336-room hotel is being constructed in a Chinese quarry near Shanghai, based on a story in the Guardian today. Quite a spectacular use for an old hole in the ground – the hotel design featured in the Eden Project book 101 Things to Do with a...
Guitars and Tarps in Kabul’s Qambar Quagmire

Guitars and Tarps in Kabul’s Qambar Quagmire

The street corner busker strums simple tunes. His guitar is too small, but his talent accommodates. He wears a flat cap – its grey hue matching the leaden sky. His black trousers and sweatshirt are flecked with the yellow-brown filth that surrounds him – the...
Charles Jencks’ Post-Mining Multiverse!

Charles Jencks’ Post-Mining Multiverse!

The renowned landscape architect, Charles Jencks, has created another post-mining masterpiece, this time in Scotland. Such works provide valuable lessons for landscape restoration and post-industrial regeneration. After his work on a Northumberland coal and clay mine...