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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company profile
Company profile: Polin Group
Market leader in design, manufacturing and installation of waterslides and water leisure developments.
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features
The playground at Dokk1 was a seminal 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

Perkins + Will worked on the Mary Rose with Wilkinson Eyre
Din has worked on a range of sustainability-focused projects
"It’s imperative the architecture profession takes a proactive approach to tackling the realities of climate change"

Perkins+Will’s new sustainability director

Callebaut interned with Odile Decq before setting up his practice
"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

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The Lemay Community Recreation Center and Aquatic Complex houses a range of activities
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

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

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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

The Museum at the Obama Presidential Center
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

The curved, “voluptuous” structures were inspired by Hadid’s work
"I fell in love with Zaha Hadid"

Black Panther set designer Hannah Beachler

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Bespoke fitness manufacturer EXF has extended its relationship with Third Space, by supplying the luxury fitness group with London’s largest functional training rig at its Canary Wharf club.
cladkit product news
Volvo partners with Reef Lab Designs to encourage ocean biodiversity
The tiles are made from marine-grade concrete and recycled plastic fibres
Lauren Heath-Jones
Car manufacturer Volvo has partnered with the Sydney Institute of Marine Science and Reef Design Lab to create an environmentally-friendly ...
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, ...
Tredje Natur launches Climate Tile to bring green spaces to urban settings
Tredje Natur has installed the pilot system of its Climate Tile system in the Nørrebro area of Copenhagen
Lauren Heath-Jones
Danish company Tredje Natur (Third Nature) has recently installed the pilot system of its innovative street paving system in the ...
cladkit product news
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 ...
Mater partners with Ditzel family to create eco-friendly furniture using reclaimed plastic
The furniture uses plastic from recycled fishing nets
Lauren Heath-Jones
Mater, an ethical design brand based in Denmark, has launched a furniture collection made from plastic reclaimed from the ocean. ...
Aotta launches sound panels made from hemp husks
The panels are designed to maintain 'healthy spaces' and consist of Hemp husks fashioned into a natural porous membrane that absorbs sound
Lauren Heath-Jones
Russian design studio Aotta has developed a range of eco-friendly, sound-absorbing panels made from the waste products of hemp seeds. ...
cladkit product news
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 ...
John Pawson reimagines oil lantern for Wästberg
The Holocene No. 4 reflects Pawson's pared-back style and neutral palette
Lauren Heath-Jones
Swedish lighting company Wästberg has expanded its Holocene collection, with a new addition, Holocene No. 4, designed by acclaimed architect ...
Zaha Hadid Design partners with Royal Thai to create carpet collection celebrating Zaha Hadid's legacy
The carpets capture Hadid's notable use of layering and interweaving as well as her use of light and shadow
Lauren Heath-Jones
Zaha Hadid Design has partnered with carpet manufacturer Royal Thai to create a new carpet collection inspired by the work ...