Monthly Archives: November 2011

The ICOMOS general assembly and scientific symposium at UNESCO

A quick trip to the ICOMOS Paris 2011 General Assembly and scientific symposium at UNESCO in Paris.  http://www.icomos-paris2011.com The scientific symposium is split into different themes exploring the ideas of ‘heritage as a driver of development. I was due to present in the … Continue reading

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Terra Europae – Earthen Architecture in the European Union

Wow – that was quick! Today my copy of Terra Europae – Earthen Architecture in the European Unionarrived. This book is the result of the Terra [In]cognita research project developed between 2009 and 2011 by Ecole d’Avignon (France), Escola Superior Gallaecia (Portugal), Universitat … Continue reading

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Alliance for Sustainable Building Products – earth building and heritage structures

Wednesday – I was invited to the launch of the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP), representing Earth Building UK (EBUK), hosted by the MP Margaret Ritchie at the House of Commons. The ASBP is a really important initiative concerned … Continue reading

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Mudworking (1) Hili, Abu Dhabi

In 2009/2010 I undertook  condition assessment and conservation planning for the Archaeological Park at Hili, Al Ain. This project was part of the RIBA Stage C planning for an ambitious project to transform the archaeological park at Hili. My involvement comprised the … Continue reading

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3D mudcracks

And this youtube clip was stumbled upon and sent to me – 3D mudcracks on youtube. The image is mud on the road in Kansas with truck tracks -showing rain drop impressions and the curling up of the edges of the mudcracks. … Continue reading

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The other side of the vale of Pickering

Sunshine in Hunmanby Gap looking out north towards Filey. The coast here has multiple layers of meaning – at the end of the last ice age the UK was connected to mainland Europe through the landmass of Doggerland, much much … Continue reading

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Heritage in the news

Heritage in the news this week: UNESCO has voted strongly in favour of membership for the Palestinians – a move opposed by Israel and the United States. Of 173 countries voting, 107 were in favour, 14 opposed and 52 (including the UK) … Continue reading

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