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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W Beijing
Ed Ng
"Of all hospitality design, we feel that F&B is the most fun. You can be creative and it’s where you get all the limelight"

When ABConcept’s co-founder got The brief for the Four Seasons’ Mei Ume restaurant, he jumped straight on the plane to London. He tells us why

Blue Habitat project is an arficial coral reef aiming to raise awareness
"You could have cultural events and museums that go from city to city. It’s a new way of thinking"

Rising sea levels and a shortage of land are leading to increased interest in floating buildings. We take a look at some fascinating projects

The Folkestone Quarterhouse opened in 2009
Alison Brooks
"The profession is changing"

We need to help the public understand that architects are on their side, argues The Smile designer

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Vera Iconica recently merged with Longhi Architects, launched by Luis Longhi
Schreibeis Smith set up Vera Iconica Architecture in 2010
"Wellness is essentially an insurance policy to promote physical and mental long term health"

Raising the profile of wellness architecture

Facilities include a cardio fitness floor
DMAC’s Dwayne MacEwen
"The hotel concept came late in the game, but it was an inspired idea"

The newly renovated Chicago Midtown Athletic Club features a boutique hotel, a pool-come-ice rink and spaces designed by Venus Williams

The materiality and physicality of spaces fascinate Holl
Steven Holl is widely considered to be one of America’s most important and influential architects
" What sound is to music, light is to space "

The acclaimed architect speaks to CLAD about Donald Trump, Zaha Hadid and not being obedient

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"We want to create the illusion that guests are entering another world when they arrive at the resort"

An Icelandic spa retreat inspired by surrealist folk tales

Archaeological relics will be stored and exhibited at the museum
Theoni Xanthi Partner XZA Architects
"The design concept is to create a museum that evokes a transition in time, in space, in memory"

The vision for the New Cyprus Musuem

Gensler worked on the renovation of Capital One in Richmond, Virgina
Tom Lindblom
"Public spaces support the widest diversity of experiences"

At last concrete proof that design is the critical factor that turns good experiences into great ones says Gensler’s Tom Lindblom

cladkit product news
Dornbracht debuts Rainmoon wellness shower concept at  Salone del Mobile
Rainmoon is a multi-sensory wellness experience designed to revitalise and reinvigorate the user
Lauren Heath-Jones
Dornbracht, a German-based luxury bathroom specialist, has launched an innovative new shower experience, Rainmoon. Slated as the next generation of ...
Ben van Berkel launches UNSense startup to boost health and wellbeing in built environments
Kim Megson
Dutch architect Ben van Berkel and his design firm UNStudio have launched a tech startup to “improve the health and ...
FAÇADE2017 winners 'diverse and remarkable', says SFE board member
Ramboll was awarded for the Blavatnik Building, Switchouse Extension of the Tate Moder
Lauren Heath-Jones
A trio of British leisure facilities have been honoured in the Façade2017 awards. Established in 2013 by the Society of ...
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London's new pollution-eating living wall has air purifying power of 275 trees
CityTree is a living wall that reduces particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide in the air by 30 per cent
Lauren Heath-Jones
The Crown Estate, a London-based commercial real estate company, has partnered with Westminster City Council and cleantech specialist Evergen Systems ...
Kvorning wins contest to design aquaculture exhibit at Norway's Coastal Museum
The exhibition explores the history of Norway's fish-farming industry dating back to 1970
Lauren Heath-Jones
Copenhagen-based design studio Kvorning Design and Norwegian advertising agency Vindfang have won a competition, organised by Museums in Sør Trøndelag ...
Hotel Crescent Court opens new spa following multi-million-dollar renovation
Hotel Crescent Court has reopened its spa after a multi-million dollar refurbishment
Lauren Heath-Jones
Hotel Crescent Court, a luxury hotel in Dallas, Texas, has reopened its spa and fitness centre after completing a multi-million-dollar ...
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AB Concept partners with House of Tai Ping for luxurious rug collection
The collection was inspired by the idea of looking down at the world from a great height
Lauren Heath-Jones
Design house AB Concept has partnered with bespoke rug specialist Tai Ping to create Nephele, an exclusive line of handcrafted ...
Empex Watertoys partners with Singapore architecture firm on new splash park
Buds is a new splash park that caters to children aged 12 and under
Lauren Heath-Jones
Empex Watertoys has partnered with Singapore landscape architecture firm Playpoint Singapore Pte to create Buds, an exciting new splash park ...