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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Company profile: Fabio Alemanno Design Ltd
Based on ancient knowledge – and confirmed by scientific research – warmth is one of the most important sources of healing and preventative therapy available.
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features
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

Musée de la Romanité
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

Thun has designed the glasshouse HQ for hair care brand Davines in Parma
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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Visitors will be able to explore a variety of different environments
"Part museum exhibition and part immersive environment, the project invites visitors to explore Snarkitecture’s work"

Reimagining the traditional home

The garden was filled with a maze of dark brick archways and weeping willows hung with bells
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

The 2,840sq m spa and wellness centre is set around an impressive courtyard
"This carefully choreographed interplay of room and courtyard extends through all scales of the masterplan"

The desire to save a threatened forest and historic buildings in China led to a truly unique resort, We speak to the people that made it happen

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Dublin-born David Collins moved to London in the 1980s and founded David Collins Studio in 1985
"The Studio is such a big part of our lives, that it just continued, albeit through a very challenging period"

David Collins was behind the design of many of London’s hottest destinations Today his legacy lives on via the studio’s glamorous international projects

The architect established his own sports design firm, MEIS, in 2007
Meis has helped design some of the world’s most successful stadiums
"It’s one of the tragedies of the US that so many of our stadiums get replaced after 20 years"

The Everton and AS Roma stadium architect talks through the challenges and rewards of sports facility design

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
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...