CLADmag 2016 issue 2
On the cover: David Adjaye
David Adjaye, Architect
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Editor’s letter: Defending the public realm
Good public space is vital for wellbeing, says Liz Terry
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CLAD people: Shigeru Ban, founder Shigeru Ban Architects
The post-disaster work of his Voluntary Architects Network
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CLAD people: Vo Trong Nghia
Pushing green design practices and caring for the natural world
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CLAD people: Susan Ungaro & James Biber
On the winners of the James Beard Foundation's Outstanding Restaurant Design Awards
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CLAD update: News
News from around the globe
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Interview: David Adjaye
Ahead of the launch of the National Museum of African American History & Culture, its designer tells us what the project means to him
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Interview: Alejandro Aravena
This year’s Pritzker Prize winner on the importance of leisure
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Interview: Aaron Richter
As high end fitness chain Equinox prepares to enter the hotel market, its VP of design sets out his plans
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In conversation: MVRDV
From flooding old shopping malls to revolutionising housing, MVRDV’s founders like to do things differently
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Interview: Andre Fu
The Hong Kong-based designer on his transportative year
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CLADmag 2016 issue 2
On the cover: David Adjaye
David Adjaye, Architect

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Biophilic Design: Greening the City
The architects behind some of Singapore’s greenest buildings explain how urban density and nature can go hand in hand
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Interview: David Gianotten
Maybe it’s time for architects to move away from the competition model and start taking control says OMA partner David Gianotten
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Spa & Wellness: Forest fantasy
Phuket’s entrepreneurial Somnam family decided they wanted to create a resort with a difference for the island Keemala was the result
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Total football: Total architecture
FC Barcelona is taking on its rivals with its ambitious €600m expansion project Kim Megson speaks to the architects involved
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In the spotlight: Tadao Kamei
Nikken Sekkei’s CEO tells us how the firm is drawing on more than 100 years of experience to design Barcelona’s new Camp Nou stadium
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CLADkit: Product design
New products from Philippe Starck Bottega Veneta and more
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features
The Interlace was named World Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival in 2015
According to Ole Scheeren, the best buildings are the ones that tell us stories
"Economic value can be achieved by a sense of generosity towards the public domain"

The architect behind Beijing’s CCTV Headquarters and the Taipei Performing Arts Center talks form, fiction and fantasy with Kim Megson

Martha Schwartz: The landscape architect on bagels, climate change and upsetting the status quo
Martha Schwartz
"No one is taking the issue of climate change seriously. Some bad things will have to happen before there is a change"

The outspoken landscape architect on climate change, bagels and being controversial

Musée de la Romanité is next to an ancient amphitheatre in Nîmes
French-Brazilian architect Elizabeth de Portzamparc designed the museum
"This museum is the smallest public facility I’ve worked on, but the most symbolic"

On her futuristic new museum

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Features such as bike paths and community gardens are key
"Wellness real estate makes up about 1.5% of the total annual global construction market"

Research by the Global Wellness Institute valued wellness real estate at US$134bn in 2017 and growing. The research authors outline the implications

Stacks of cement roof tiles make up the walls of the structure
Mexican architect Frida Escobedo runs a practice in Mexico City
"I hope visitors will find a space in which the passage of time feels a bit hazy — fun yet meditative"

Creating the Serpentine Pavilion

The area features iconic artworks, including the To Protect and Serve mural by Noni Olabisi
Gabrielle Bullock studied architecture and fine art at the Rhode Island School of Design
"I’m one of 424 black female licensed architects in the US. We represent 0.2 per cent of the profession"

Architects must reflect the world they design for, says Perkins+Will’s director of global diversity

Thun uses prefabricated wooden elements in his projects to increase sustainability and save time
Matteo Thun leads a design studio of over 70 people, with offices in Milan and Shanghai
"We want a longer life cycle for every product, even if it means business is slower"

Simplicity and sustainability should be at the heart of all design argues the Italian architect

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Kim Megson
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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 ...
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EAS PREVIEW: Bright Buildings to exhibit BrightOpen designs
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At this year’s Euro Attractions Show (EAS), design and architecture firm Bright Buildings will be exhibiting its range of BrightOpen ...
London's new pollution-eating living wall has air purifying power of 275 trees
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Carlo Ratti's 'wonder wall' robot could become reality with kickstarter campaign
Unveiled at Milan Design Week, as part of Ratti's Living Nature installation, the Scribit is the result of Ratti's ongoing investigation into and development of writing machines
Lauren Heath-Jones
Carlo Ratti Associatti has developed an intelligent robot capable of writing and drawing on vertical surfaces. Called Scribit, the device ...
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 ...