CLADmag 2017 issue 2
On the cover: Jeanne Gang
Jeanne Gang on the potential of design to make a difference
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Editor’s Letter: The power of landscape architecture
Landscape architecture demands greater respect says Liz Terry
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CLAD people: James Turrell and Morten Schmidt
Using colour and energy for their vast ARos Aarhus Art Museum installation
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CLAD people: Bill Bensley
The inspiration behind his new Vietnam resort
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CLAD people: Stefano Boeri
On how the vertical forest model promotes wellness
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CLAD news:
Architecture and design news from around the world
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News feature: Lascaux Caves
CLAD visits Snøhetta’s International Centre for Cave Art in France
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Interview: Jeanne Gang
The architect behind the American Museum of Natural History’s major new wing on idealism and the potential of design
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Interview: James Corner
Landscape architects are the unsung heroes shaping our public realm, says the High Line designer
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News feature: Plugin 75
The power of parasitic architecture
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Wellness: A sense of place
The Asian wellness facilities taking their cue from their environment
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CLADmag 2017 issue 2
On the cover: Jeanne Gang
Jeanne Gang on the potential of design to make a difference

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Interview: Mike Davies
As the Pompidou Centre turns 40, one of its designers looks back on a radical age
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Interview: Santiago Calatrava
The controversial Spanish architect opens up about his critics, what inspires him and his £1bn vision for London
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Sport: Game changer
Across Denmark, a charity is turning industrial buildings into centres for street sport and art. As the concept prepares to go global, we speak to the people making it happen
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Interview: Lyndon Neri
It’s important to be subversive and challenge what’s generally accepted, argues the Neri & Hu co-founder
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Shenzhen: City of change
The leisure projects transforming this fast-growing city
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Attractions: High achievers
These dramatic observation towers around the world are as impressive as the views they offer
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CLADkit: Product design
Enjoy the latest design products from Lasvit, David Rockwell and more
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Company profile: Alliance Leisure Services Ltd
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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 China Central Television HQ in Beijing is one of Scheeren’s best-known buildings
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

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The building is dedicated to health, wellbeing and recuperation
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

Many people today are searching for a sense of community
"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

The landscaping is inspired by the volcanic landscape of Jeju Island. The 38-floor tower features a hotel and casino
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

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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

UNSense aims to integrate technologies into the built environment
Ben van Berkel believes practices will all become ‘arch tech’ firms
"We’re living in the age of the iPhone, yet the architecture and construction industries are still in the Walkman phase"

On the launch of his tech startup

cladkit product news
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 ...
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 ...
cladkit product news
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 ...
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 ...
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Parkside opens flagship Chelsea showroom
The showroom is designed to inspire its clients
Lauren Heath-Jones
Parkside, a designer of contemporary porcelain and ceramic tiles, has opened its first showroom in the UK. Located in Chelsea ...
Bright Buildings to create UK's first 'open sky' swimming pool
Bright Buildings will create the retractable roof for the Open Sky pool at Ivybridge Leisure Centre
Lauren Heath-Jones
Leisure operator Fusion Lifestyle has announced that it will invest millions of pounds over the course of the next three ...
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 ...