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Storage Worse: 10 Abandoned Self-Storage Facilities

[ By Steve in Abandoned Places & Architecture. ]

Abandoned self-storage locker units (and those who bid for them) have spawned a popular TV series but what happens when entire facilities go belly-up?

This nameless former self-storage facility located just off the Great Northern Road in Derby, a mid-sized city in the English East Midlands, has certainly seen better days. Then again, the same can be said for the squatters and junkies – often one and the same – who hang out there nowadays (and nowanights).

2018 International Garden Festival | Call for Submissions

The International Garden Festival, presented at the Jardins de Métis / Reford Gardens in the Gaspésie region of Québec, Canada is preparing its 19th edition and is issuing an international call for proposals to select designers who will create the new temporary gardens that will be presented from June 22, | Read More

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IFLA announces Student Design Competition winners

Kathryn Moore, President of the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA)  announced the winners of the Student Design Competition at an awards ceremony at the 54th IFLA World Congress and the World Design Summit held in Montreal, Canada 14-20 October 2017. A total of 194 submissions were received electronically in response | Read More

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Dirk Sijmons wins Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award

The International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA), which represents the worldwide profession of Landscape Architecture, proudly announced today at the opening ceremony of their World Congress in Montreal, Canada, that Dutch Landscape Architect Dirk SIJMONS has been selected as the winner of the 2017 premier award for Landscape Architecture, the | Read More

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"Design and technology are changing the way we live" says Justin Trudeau

Justin Trudeau

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has championed the importance of creativity in tackling global issues like climate change and gender equality, becoming the first in his position to do so in 25 years. Read more

Eyes On Walls Upgrade Your Art Contest – Win $400 to spend on Art!

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Alberta Tar Sands Have Been Leaking for Nine Weeks with No Signs of Stopping

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In Cold Lake, Alberta an environmental disaster is unfolding. The Primrose bitumen emulsion site has been seeping tar over 30 acres of swampy forest for the past nine weeks. Already, the viscous substance has contaminated a large swath of vegetation and killed dozens of animals. About 26,000 barrels of tar have been removed from the area. An anonymous government scientist told the Star that the leak was not going away, that no one understood the causes of the problem, and do not have any effective remediation measures in place. A spokesperson for the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER), which oversees the extraction sites, is currently working with owner Canadian Natural Resources Ltd to begin to clean up the mess.