CLADbook 2018


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Editor’s letter: Open invitation
In this, the second edition of the yearly CLADbook, we celebrate eight of the many architects and designers we have interviewed over the course of the past year for our sister publication CLADmag
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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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Events: Diary dates
Rounding up the major events in the global architecture, design and construction calendar
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People: CLAD interviews
Eight top architects and designers share their philosphies, outlooks and most intriguing projects
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CLAD interview: Jeanne Gang
Studio Gang’s founder on rethinking the theatre and the aquarium
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CLAD interview: David Chipperfield
David Chipperfield on architecture in a changing Europe
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CLAD interview: Santiago Calatrava
Multi-disciplinary visionary architect Santiago Calatrava on being artist, technician, engineer and more
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CLAD interview: Marcel Wanders
The multi-disciplinary Dutch designer on rejecting minimalism and embracing chaos
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CLAD interview: Lyndon Neri
Neri & Hu’s co-founder on hospitality design and changing attitudes in China
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CLAD interview: Daniel Libeskind
The renowned architect reflects on the defining museum projects of his career
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CLAD interview: Bjarke Ingels
The Danish architect on Lego and Lego House and the culture at BIG
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CLAD interview: Peter Zumthor
In a rare interview, the Swiss architect talks about LACMA and the role of emotions in his work
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Disruption: Rule breakers
Presenting a range of products that fuse typologies, push boundaries and upturn expectations
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Hospitality: Slumber party
We investigate what the world’s top hotel chains are doing to charm and impress travelling millennials
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Sports Venue Design: Creating audiences
We talk to HOK, AECOM, MANICA and Populous about engaging sports fans through architecture
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Hospitality: Rooted interest
From hotels in trees to hotels covered in trees, we hope this green trend continues to grow
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Experience Design: Finger on the pulse
Global experience design firms share their top trends of the year for the leisure sector
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Inclusive Design: Water wonderland
How an attraction owner/operator created a universally accessible waterpark from scratch
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New Openings: Standing out
The past year saw a slew of innovative sports venues opening. What makes these projects special?
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Gym Design: Body beautiful
Gyms are often overlooked in terms of design, but these fitness facilities are bucking that trend
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Urban Planning: Planning for health
Space Syntax research is helping define how urban professionals can achieve healthy outcomes for all
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Resilient Design: Flood mitigation
Cooper Robertson’s Scott Newman shares his expertise on mitigating flood risks
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Movement Analytics: Data-led design
Movement Strategies’ Simon Owen on how data capture and analysis can instruct the design phase
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Building Standards: Human sustainability
Buildings affect our health and our health-related behaviours, says the WELL Building Institute
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Disruption: Spa shake-up
Spa design expert Adria Lake on why it’s time for urban hotels to overturn outdated spa concepts
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Themed Design: The value of research
Scott A Lukas urges designers to get out and explore themed environments with an analytical eye
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Products: CLADkit
A selection of innovative products and designs from leisure industry suppliers
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Contacts: CLAD profiles
Find out more about architects, designers, consultancies and suppliers, across the industry
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Cook formed the Cook Robotham Architectural Bureau (CRAB) with former Bartlett student Gavin Robotham in 2006
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

Subsix was built as a nightclub and is now a restaurant
"The Norwegian coast inhabits such beauty"

The world’s most ambitious underwater buildings

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features
Jiricna designed the interiors of Brown’s Nightclub
Jiricna moved to London for a placement in 1968. She was unable to return to the Czech Republic for two decades
"I look back now and think, how did I have the courage?"

The Czech-born architect on working with Richard Rogers, her friendship with Zaha Hadid and why she turned down Steve Jobs

The centre features an 12,800sq ft gym. The curves of the building are echoed in the interior
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

CLAD people: Vincent Callebaut
"It’s about tracing the evolution of thermal practices"

Eco architect Vincent Callebaut has won a competition to redesign ancient thermal baths in the Savoyard town of Aix-les-Bains, France

features
John Rhodes
"It’s about the celebration of people coming together. If you can manage that well, a venue can become very special"

HOK has been tasked with designing a truly flexible arena for Valencia. John Rhodes is up for the challenge

Champalimaud’s redesign of the Academy hotel in London was ‘subtly inspired’ by the Bloomsbury Set
Bakos joined Champalimaud in December 2012. He previously worked for the Rockwell Group
"Construction is one of the largest generators of landfill waste, so it is important to create spaces that transcend trends"

It’s time for a new approach to sustainability, argues Champalimaud’s managing director

The Lyric Theatre Complex is part of Hong Kong’s West Kowloon Cultural District
"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

featured supplier
Featured Supplier: Crown overhaul changing rooms at Saunton Sands spa
Saunton Sands Hotel in Devon, UK, has completed a £2m expansion of its spa and wellness facilities.
cladkit product news
Water inspires Zaha Hadid Design x Rosenthal collaboration
The collection consists of three smaller collections: Weave, Strip and Lapp. Weave was inspired by 'the fluid lines of Zaha Hadid's sketching hand'
Lauren Heath-Jones
Zaha Hadid Design has partnered with porcelain manufacturer Rosenthal to create a new collection of vases. Called the Lapp collection, ...
BD Barcelona Design reveals Cristallo by the late Alessandro Mendini
Cristallo was the last design from acclaimed designer and architect Alessandro Mendini
Lauren Heath-Jones
Design Studio BD Barcelona Design has released Cristallo, a limited-edition cabinet designed by the late architect and designer Alessandro Mendini, ...
Tom Dixon Studio to relaunch iconic Pylon chair
Pylon was first designed more than 20 years ago
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Originally conceived in his metal workshop in the early 90's, the Pylon chair was Dixon's attempt to create the world's ...
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Alusid's Sequel collection combines craftsmanship and sustainability says founder
The Sequel collection is billed as the 'most waste-efficient and sustainable' on the market
Lauren Heath-Jones
Alusid, a creator of eco-friendly surfaces, has partnered with Parkside to launch the Sequel range, the brand's first collection of ...
Volvo partners with Reef Lab Designs to encourage ocean biodiversity
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 ...
Mater partners with Ditzel family to create eco-friendly furniture using reclaimed plastic
The furniture uses plastic from recycled fishing nets
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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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Baux creates plant-based acoustic panels
Baux has worked with scientists from the Royal Institute of Technology to create Baux Acoustic Pulp, a plant-derived acoustic solution
Lauren Heath-Jones
Baux, an acoustic products brand based in Sweden, has developed a line of biodegradable acoustic panels, using a plant-based material ...
Paul Kelley pushes 'technical boundaries' with modular furniture cube system
The system is designed to enable users to create multifunctional, adaptable pieces, where they are in complete control of the design and function of their furniture
Lauren Heath-Jones
British designer Paul Kelley has created a modular magnetic cube furniture system that enables users to create multifunctional, adaptable pieces, ...
David Rockwell partners with Jim Thompson for dream-inspired fabric collection
Rockwell has designed 12 multi-use fabrics inspired by dreams with long-time collaborator Jim Thompson
Lauren Heath-Jones
Renowned architect David Rockwell has created a collection of fabrics with long-time collaborator Jim Thompson. Called Dreams, the collection was ...