CLADmag 2016 issue 1
On the cover: Francine Houben
Designing for unpredictable change
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Editor’s letter: Seen and heard
Cities in Japan have adopted the UNESCO Child Friendly Cities initiative – conceived as a way of implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Liz Terry looks at how it involves children in the design and planning of their communities
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CLAD people: James Biber
On the launch of a new design award by the James Beard Foundation
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CLAD people: Ai Weiwei
The challenges of creating his Paris installation
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CLAD people: Kenzo Takada
Designing interiors for a new Cambodian wellness retreat
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CLAD people: David Manica
Rethinking the stadia legacy challenge
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CLAD update: News
A round-up of the top news from around the globe in the CLAD market sectors
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Interview: Francine Houben
As she works on the renovation of the New York Public Library, Mecanoo’s creative director talks inspiration, idealism and the advantages of getting older
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Regeneration: High ideals
In Utah, a bunch of hip entrepreneurs are creating a crowdfunded ski resort with art and creativity at its heart
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Sports: Good sports
Sport offers a powerful platform for communicating the importance of sustainable construction, argues HOK’s sustainable design leader Chris DeVolder
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Super grass: Ibuku
Bali-based design firm Ibuku has been making headlines with its beautiful bamboo structures and now has its sights set on the resort market. We speak to the team
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Materials: Bamboo style
It’s fast-growing, strong and environmentally sustainable – bamboo could just be the perfect building material. We look at some incredible bamboo projects
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Green Building: The invisible architect
Working with Zaha Hadid, Heatherwick and more, Atelier Ten helps create sustainable buildings. Patrick Bellew speaks out
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CLADmag 2016 issue 1
On the cover: Francine Houben
Designing for unpredictable change

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Attractions: Inspiring a new future
Kath Hudson takes a look at the many challenges of designing and building the Palestinian Museum on the West Bank ahead of its summer opening
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Health & Fitness: Fit for purpose
No more boring gyms...a look at the designers and architects creating inspiring and original spaces to work out in
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Wild places: Messner Mountain Museum
A year on from the opening of Zaha Hadid’s Messner Mountain Museum, project architect Peter Irmscher talks us through the highs and lows of the development
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Interview:Chad Oppenheim: Balancing act
From a youth centre for Pharrell Williams to a Six Senses resort, Miami architect Chad Oppenheim’s aim is to find the balance between fantasy and functionality
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Sauna projects: Hot stuff
Giant, curved, recycled, floating and tiny...we check out some of the world’s most dramatic sauna designs
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CLADkit: Product design
Architectural photovoltaic panels, smart wallpaper inspired by moths and a flexible building system aiming to reduce waste...what’s new in product design
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features
ABA have designed four residential towers with leisure space for the Greenwich Peninsula scheme
Alison Brooks
"The profession is changing"

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

Olthuis’ Sea Tree is a new concept for high density green space in cities, and would provide a floating habitat for flora and fauna
"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 Vault Bar is lined with 3,000 safety deposit boxes
Lund has worked as a designer for Soho House since 2014. She co-led the design of The Ned
"My favourite part of the building is the original bank vault, in the belly of the building. It once stored gold bullion deposits of £335m"

On the challenges of creating The Ned

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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

Exposed
"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

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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

At the Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat, reclaimed brick walls create multiple courtyard enclosures
Rossana Hu studied at the University of California at Berkeley, where she met Lyndon Neri
"Interior projects carried out by architects have a depth that’s generally lacking today"

Neri & Hu’s latest project

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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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 ...
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 ...
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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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 ...
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 ...