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 Hole in...

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 same...

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...

#MineClosurePerspectives: Landscape Restoration

#MineClosurePerspectives: Landscape Restoration

All mining operations are unique and impressive responses to their particular contexts; consequently all mine closure projects are unique too – there is no standard formula or check-list for delivering them. What happens at and after closure is an important factor in...

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