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Okay - perhaps not to be taken TOO seriously. Should we conserve / preserve some of these old family-run particle accelerators?
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“Telegraph.co.uk Lollipop lady's garden shed gets national treasure status Telegraph.co.uk A great-grandmother was astonished to learn that the dilapidated brick shed where she stored her lawnmower has been ordered to be preserved as one of the...”
Silo conversions for elite but also sustainable projects
Several international examples of abandoned silo reuse.
Silos typically have only a ground floor and are windowless and enormous, so their reuse requires a lot of creativity. Atlantic Cities had an interesting article a couple years back (2012) about the challenges of reusing grain elevators in the US. I think I have posted it before, but I'll do it again because it has lots of good examples: (http://www.theatlanticcities.com/design/2012/06/hardest-re-use-grain-elevators/2293/)
These seemingly-otherworldly structures are actually buried many meters below ground in the Turda Salt Mines in Romania, the deepest part of which reaches 120 meters below the surface. The mines were first excavated in the 17th and 18th centuries, although salt may have also been mined in the ...
I am planning to be in Romania this summer, about 120 miles away from Turda, and would love to visit this museum. I have seen a few mining museums with underground components (the Quincy Mine tour in Michigan's Upper Peninsula takes you into one of the shafts). It must be challenging on a logistical level to maintain structures below ground, get visitors in and out easily, and ensure everyone's safety.
Lutterworth Mail (Video): "This funding will enable us to make great improvements to the site and museum with a particular focus on a major piece of our Victorian industrial heritage, the unique...
The photograph here is from Neil Corbett's narrowboat blog http://nbherbie.blogspot.com/2011/07/icing-on-cake.html
Homes & Property Rough-luxe interior design for Battersea Power Station's new flats Homes & Property “There's so much to draw on here in terms of architectural elements, such as these great windows, so we wanted to use a lot of Crittall glass and...
I'm curious about what people think about this reuse. I just read about Bradley Garrett's exploration of Battersea in his book on urban exploration, and it's sad to see it turned into a "rough-luxe" (?!) housing development. At the same time, should it have been left derelict? Demolished? Made into a museum? What were the other options, and where would the money come from?
BBC News Lake District National Park planner Ben Long said: "The industrial archaeology of that particular valley that stretches down from the foot of Windermere is long and various.”
Architects, engineers and preservationists are fighting to save the Shabolovka radio tower, considered the Eiffel Tower of Moscow and now on track for demolition.
This fine image was posted on Twitter by @ericjulihn, so it got me thinking where and what is Lesjöfors? Google Maps got me to a local museum picture of an old grey Austin and a rusting yellow locomotive http://goo.gl/f3lJYK. Google Earth doesn't let me close enough to identify a mill site, and maybe this isn't on the main river, but a stream coming off the mountain, or it's hidden by trees. Someone out there must know something more about this?
Blogging the conservation of the last Newcomen Engine still in place, anywhere in the world. Follow us as we conserve the engine, its house and 130ft-deep 1790s Georgian mineshaft.
The Thomas Heatherwick-designed Zeitz gallery is on course to become Cape Town's preeminent cultural landmark
Manchester Evening News
Following the recent announcements of shipyard closures in Portsmouth it is pertinent to explore the significance of Royal Navy shipbuilding in Britain.
Interesting site examining Port Towns and Urban Cultures. Being in Cape Town - I wish I'd discovered this a long time ago.