CLADbook 2017


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Editor’s letter: Building positivity
In this first edition of CLADbook, we celebrate the people who are taking this vital industry forward, with their innovations, energy and creativity
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Development: Development pipeline
An index of new leisure architecture projects coming to fruition in the next few years
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Movers & Shakers: Bjarke Ingels
The Danish wunderkind has received international acclaim - mainly because he’s a yes-man at heart
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Movers & Shakers: Thomas Heatherwick
The maverick designer behind London’s Garden Bridge has made surprising his trademark. Here’s why
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Movers & Shakers: Jean-Michel Gathy
Gathy, a living legend in hospitality and spa design, says there’s no place for prima donnas in architecture
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Movers & Shakers: Clodagh
The Irish-born designer on why she’s motivated by making a positive impact, in architecture and in life
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Movers & Shakers: Michael Pawly
Biomimicry expert Pawlyn explains why architecture and biology make good bedfellows
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Movers & Shakers: David Rockwell
Rockwell has earned a global reputation by bringing drama to everything he works on. But, theatre’s in his blood
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Movers & Shakers: Rod Sheard & Chris Lee
Populous founder Sheard and the firm’s rising star Lee discuss the changing face of stadia design
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Movers & Shakers: Kjetil Trædal Thorsen
Snohetta’s portfolio of thoughtful works is growing at speed. Founding partner Thorsen shares the firm’s philosophy
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Events: Diary dates
Rounding up the major events in the global architecture, design and construction calendar
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Disruption: Rule breakers
Presenting a range of projects that fuse typologies, push boundaries and upturn expectations
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Water Innovation: Oceans of opportunity
Floating architecture is starting to take off . We talk to Waterstudio and ask: what’s its potential?
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Stadium Design: Field of jeans
Behind the scenes at a sports venue at the leading edge of technology, Levi’s Stadium
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Museums: Grand designs
The wow factor: when the world’s big-hitting architects meet big-budget cultural institutions
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Spa Design: Spas in their eyes
Top resort and spa designers share their creative process and sources of inspiration
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Child-Friendly Design: Making a play
Architects from Walt Disney Imagineering reveal the secrets of kid-centric design
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Immersive Design: Why immersion matters
Immersion is vital in the leisure sectors. We look at the keys to immersing guests in a space
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Retail Design: Designer labels
Charting the rise of the starchitect in the world of elite brands and their stores
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Restaurant Design: Setting the stage
We look at the theatre in restaurant design and some enduring projects from the New York scene
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Promotional feature: WTS International
Life’s great pleasures inspire WTS International’s foodie Spa in the Epicurean hotel, Florida
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Green Developments: Richard Hassell, WOHA
Richard Hassell tell us how buildings can bring wellbeing to people, even in high-density cities
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Green Developments: Professor Jason Pomeroy, Pomeroy Studio
A leading architect explains how green buildings can positively effect their surroundings
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Green Developments: Gordon Gill, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill
Sustainability is an integral aspect of our design philosophy, not an additional approach
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Sustainable Sports: Design Good sports
Explore the myriad ways to design a sustainable sports venues and help local communities
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Green accreditation: Five star sustainability
BREEAM-certified hotels lead the way in green architecture, and save money too
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Research: High expectations
Economists investigate whether a famous architect can help a developer build a taller building
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Architects & Fiction: Multi story
Delve into the world of architectural fiction as architects learn to tell (more literal) stories
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Placemaking: Build and they will come
Attractions and tourism are inextricably linked, and architects play a vital role in the relationship
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Architects In Film: Character building
What kind of personalties do architects have, and do the movies hold the answer?
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CLAD people: Richard Rogers
Rogers calls on architects to contribute to the public good and defend public spaces
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CLAD people: Philippe Starck
Starck, who’s been breaking the rules since the 60s, talks about his ‘inflatable’ health club
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CLAD people: Irene Forte
Rocco Forte’s daughter says simplicity is the secret behind her new spa concept
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CLAD people: Joyce Wang
Interior designer Wang asks people to think intellectually about space
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CLAD people: Naoko Ito
Ito shares the thought processes behind the running track design at Narita Airport
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CLAD people: Wolfgang Buttress
The artist on his famous Hive, which has found a permanent home at Kew Gardens
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CLAD people: Carsten Holler
It’s impossible to travel down a slide without smiling, says the man behind ArcelorOrbit’s winding attraction
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CLAD people : Tim Stonor
Through a new academy, Stonor is bringing Space Syntax methodology to architects and planners everywhere
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Contacts: CLAD profiles
Find out more about architects, designers, consultancies and suppliers, across the industry
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CLAD Suppliers: Contacts
Find out more about suppliers, across the industry
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Company profile: Alliance Leisure Services Ltd
The company’s core business is the provision of facility development and support for local authorities, educational establishments and leisure trusts that want to improve or expand the leisure products and services they offer.
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features
Community: David Polzin
David Polzin is executive director of design at CannonDesign. He studied at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture
"We were able to create an ‘acoustic shadow’ cutting decibel levels nearly in half"

How to design the perfect community leisure centre 100 13th century pilgrimage The Vietnamese village being created using historic methods

Profile: Caroline Bos
"I like art that is against the mainstream, slightly off, with a twist"

UNStudio’s co-founder on the unexpected challenges of designing Australia’s tallest skyscraper

The restaurant features custom-designed furniture
Daniela Colli
"The alternation of light and shadow is essential to give dynamism to a space"

Italian architect Daniela Colli tells us how she looked to classical art for inspiration on how to deal with light and shadow in her latest project

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A giant bear watches over Aarhus’s harbour. The playground is part of Schmidt Hammer Lassen’s Dokk1 library project
Ole Barslund Nielsen founded Monstrum in 2003 with Christian Jensen. The two met when working in theatre scenography
"Failing and falling can be a good thing"

How his background in theatre set design inspired Ole Barslund Nielsen to create playgrounds with a difference

CLAD people: Kanye West
West announced the donation to the Roden Crater after a recent visit
"We will all live in Turrell spaces one day"

Musician Kanye West to help fund the still unfinished Roden Crater, designed by American artist James Turrell

Barack Obama has described the OPC as a gift to Chicago
Van Valkenburgh studied landscape architecture and fine arts at Cornell University and the University of Illinois
"Building a park is the ultimate act of democracy"

The US landscape architect on why the Obamas are his kind of clients

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"I fell in love with Zaha Hadid"

Black Panther set designer Hannah Beachler

Architect Bill Bensley
"Our palette was pared down to basics"

The Vietnamese village being created using historic methods

The ‘Archigram boys’ from left to right: David Greene, Warren Chalk, Peter Cook, Michael Webb, Ron Herron and Dennis Crompton
Peter Cook
"Somehow we’d caught the imagination of people"

As a book about radical architecture collective Archigram is released, we speak to one of the founders about the need for fun

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Rockwell has designed 12 multi-use fabrics inspired by dreams with long-time collaborator Jim Thompson
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Mater partners with Ditzel family to create eco-friendly furniture using reclaimed plastic
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Mater, an ethical design brand based in Denmark, has launched a furniture collection made from plastic reclaimed from the ocean. ...
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The tiles are made from marine-grade concrete and recycled plastic fibres
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Car manufacturer Volvo has partnered with the Sydney Institute of Marine Science and Reef Design Lab to create an environmentally-friendly ...
Tredje Natur launches Climate Tile to bring green spaces to urban settings
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