CLADmag 2017 issue 4
On the cover: Bjarke Ingels
Bjarke Ingels on life, Lego and his team of 'BIGsters'
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Editor's letter: Blockchain will drive a building boom
Blockchain will revolutionise the way we buy and sell land and property says Liz Terry
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CLAD people: Manuelle Gautrand
On winning the 2017 European Prize for Architecture
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CLAD people: Antonio Cruz
Shares the challenges of designing Atletico Madrid's new stadium
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CLAD people: Joyce Wang
Designs the 'ultimate retreat for socialising'
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CLAD news:
Architecture and design news from around the world 
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News feature: Burgenstock Resort
The famed Lake Lucerne hotel reopens following a €480m revamp
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Interview: Daniel Libeskind
The Polish-American architect on how his buildings explore memory and identity
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Interview: Christoph Ingenhoven
How Ingenhoven’s experience as a guest informed the design of the Lanserhof medical spas
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Interview: Enzo Enea
On saving trees, working with Zaha Hadid and changing the face of Miami
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Wellness: Living well
The US wellness communities providing a new model for living
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Sport: Flying high
Reviewing the Mercedes Benz Stadium
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BIG special: The BIG team
Meet the partners who’ve helped BIG to become a leading global practice
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BIG special : Bjarke Ingels
The BIG founder talks about Lego House Mars Science City and the role of his team in BIG’s success
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CLADmag 2017 issue 4
On the cover: Bjarke Ingels
Bjarke Ingels on life, Lego and his team of 'BIGsters'

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BIG special: Sheela Maini Søgaard
BIG’s CEO reflects on the challenges of the firm’s growth and addressing the gender balance at the top
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BIG special: Finn Norkjaer
On the Tirpitz Museum and his love of music
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BIG special: Thomas Christoffersen
On the journey from being Bjarke Ingels' first intern to BIG partner
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BIG special: Kai-Uwe Bergmann
The 'BIG culture ambassador' on the BIG U
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BIG special: David Zahle
Designing the Panda House for Copenhagen Zoo
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BIG special: Jakob Lange
Head of BIG Ideas shares the latest on Virgin Hyperloop One
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BIG special: Daniel Sundlin
The vision for Google's UK and US HQs
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BIG special: Beat Schenk
On meeting Bjarke Ingels at OMA and VIA 57 West
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BIG special: Brian Yang
How the idea of putting a ski slope on a factory roof was born
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features
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

Heatherwick’s 1000 Trees development in Shanghai, China
"The entire way of living is changing in Asia, and the need for communities is on the rise"

The new wellness communities changing the face of residential design in Asia

CLAD people: Kanye West
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

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features
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 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

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

features
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

Interview: John Rhodes
John Rhodes
"It’s about the celebration of people coming together. If you can manage that well, a venue can become very special"

HOK has been tasked with designing a truly flexible arena for Valencia. John Rhodes is up for the challenge

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

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Featured Supplier: EXF supports Third Space to create London’s largest functional training space at The Yard
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
cladkit product news
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 ...
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, ...
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. ...
cladkit product news
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...