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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Serenbe offers a varied fitness programme that includes group yoga. A growing body of research suggests that exercising outdoors is better for you than working out indoors
"We love being surrounded by people who teach us and make us better. Serenbe has also really enhanced our thinking about the value of nature and being outside on a daily basis"

Eliza Bacot and her husband Benton talk about living at Serenbe with their family

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The heart of the home is the Brahmastan, which can be used in a variety of ways
"Vastu can be dated back to at least the 6th century and is deeply rooted in the physical and spiritual fabric of Hindu society"

Chris Godfrey of global architecture practice Hirsch Bedner, on bringing a spiritual dimension to residential architecture in India

Birch plywood interior walls eliminate the need for primer or paint
"We’re not built for constant comfort. When we live in spaces that connect us to our surroundings, we feel better, stronger and happier – and that is the very definition of being well"

Early-onset MS inspired Adria Lake to explore resilience as both a healing modality and an approach to design in the creation of her new home and company headquarters in Colorado

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"The key to a happy and successful society is a philosophy that places wellness at the heart of everything"

Calvin Tsao and brother Frederick are reviving the Chinese culture of physical and mental wellbeing with their Octave Living development company, as Christopher DeWolf discovers

Mia Kyricos is senior vice president and global head of wellbeing for Hyatt Hotels Corporation
"We’re now smart enough to know that it’s the environments we choose to surround ourselves with that impact our health and wellness"

Home wellness is the future, says Hyatt’s global head of wellbeing

Jason and Tracy McLennan live at Heron Hall with their children
"If you look closely at the walls, they almost look like layers of the Grand Canyon. When you use rammed earth, you get wavy lines where the material has been compacted"

Well building guru Jason McLennan opens his home and shares his thoughts about environmental design with Well Home

cladkit product news
Bartok Design installs 'transformative' soaking tubs in SpaFusion at Pallazzo Varignana
Bartok Design creates traditional Japanese soaking tubs
Lauren Heath-Jones
Bartok Design, a Japan-based supplier of Ofuro (Japanese bathtubs), has completed a major installation at the newly opened SpaFusion at ...
Designworks launches new glow-in-the-dark tile collection
The tiles contain light-absorbing luminous pigments so they glow-in-the-dark
Lauren Heath-Jones
High-end tile supplier Designworks has created a range of illuminous mosaic tiles for commercial use. Designed to bring light into ...
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 ...
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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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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Artemide excites with latest lighting collection
Designer Alejandro Aravena created O to 'reconcile the needs of the natural and the urban environment'
Lauren Heath-Jones
Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), Herzog and de Meuron, Neri & Hu, MAD Architects and Elemental, the firm of Pritzker winner ...
Dornbracht launches 'next generation' experience shower
Rainmoon is an innovative sensory shower experience designed for use in the home
Dornbracht is taking experience showers to the next level with its multi-sensory Rainmoon concept. “Rainmoon is a culmination of bliss ...
EAS PREVIEW: Bright Buildings to exhibit BrightOpen designs
Bright Buildings will be showcasing its range of BrightOpen buildings
At this year’s Euro Attractions Show (EAS), design and architecture firm Bright Buildings will be exhibiting its range of BrightOpen ...