Tag Archives: Conservation

melting earth

Landscapes are made up of lots of different things and one of the most fascinating aspects of earth buildings is the cyclical ways in which they are made, un-made, remade and un-made. The process of making is linked to the geology … Continue reading

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Getting started in earth building?

Finding some images for a short article on architecture in Turkmenistan prompted me to look through a very ancient and creaky hard-drive, and I am wondering about what guidance I would give to my much younger self on the subject … Continue reading

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House of Earth

‘House of Earth’ is Woody Guthrie’s novel finished in 1947 recently discovered and published earlier this year edited and introduced by Douglas Brinkley and Johnny Depp. This is a tale of depression-era Dust Bowl America and the lives of Tike … Continue reading

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ICOMOS paper and EBUK updates

Last December I attended, Heritage, a driver for development, the ICOMOS 17th General Assembly Scientific Symposium. The proceedings were published last month and include a very short paper I presented on some of the conflicts between heritage, sustainability and development for earth … Continue reading

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Vale of Pickering Statement of Significance

I am delighted to post an updated version of the Vale of Pickering Statement of Significance (May 2012). This Statement of Significance provides a first summary of significance for the Vale of Pickering. You can download a PDF (3MB) of the … Continue reading

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Terra 2012 – earth buildings and conservation in Peru

The 11th International Conference on the Study and Conservation of Earthen Architectural Heritage – Terra 2012 was held in Lima, Peru. 22nd-26th April at the  Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP). This is the 11th in the series of conferences that have created … Continue reading

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2012 starts with … a good contrast between ‘Old’ and ‘New’ heritage.

Just before Christmas English Heritage announced some new designated sites – these show a great contrast between old and new heritage. In particular what we value, how we value it and what we conserve and protect. Star Carr in North … Continue reading

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