CLADmag 2018 issue 1
On the cover: Alison Brooks
Alison Brooks on bridging the gap between architects and the public
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Editor’s Letter: Putting a value on experience design
Liz Terry explores the link between great design and great experiences in the world of leisure architecture
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CLAD people: Theoni Xanthi
The vision for the New Cyprus Musuem
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CLAD people: Veronica Schreibeis
Raising the profile of wellness architecture
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CLAD news:
Architecture and design news from around the world
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Interview: Steven Holl
The acclaimed architect speaks to CLAD about Donald Trump, Zaha Hadid and not being obedient
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Interview: Alison Brooks
We need to help the public understand that architects are on their side, argues The Smile designer
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Sports: Sportcampus Zuiderpark
FaulknerBrowns’ Dutch sports facility
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Interview: Adriaan Geuze
How the West 8 founder is using the healing power of nature on a Korean site with a turbulent history
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Culture: A fitting tribute
The architects behind the Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Marrakech reveal the inspiration for their striking design
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Mixed use: Fit for anything
The newly renovated Chicago Midtown Athletic Club features a boutique hotel, a pool-come-ice rink and spaces designed by Venus Williams
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Interview: Alice Lund
On the challenges of creating The Ned
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CLADmag 2018 issue 1
On the cover: Alison Brooks
Alison Brooks on bridging the gap between architects and the public

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Fitness: Body beautiful
We check out some of the world’s most gorgeous gyms
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Interview: Ed Ng
When ABConcept’s co-founder got The brief for the Four Seasons’ Mei Ume restaurant, he jumped straight on the plane to London. He tells us why
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Floating architecture: Water world
Rising sea levels and a shortage of land are leading to increased interest in floating buildings. We take a look at some fascinating projects
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Research: The role of design
At last concrete proof that design is the critical factor that turns good experiences into great ones says Gensler’s Tom Lindblom
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Attractions : Light fantastic
Tokyo-based digital art collective is on a mission to change the way we interact with art
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Wellness: Myths of monsters and men
An Icelandic spa retreat inspired by surrealist folk tales
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News Report: The RIBA longlist
A wide range of leisure projects are being celebrated in RIBA’s list of the world’s best buildings
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Architecture and mindfulness: Ben Channon
Ben Channon
"I hope architects gain a genuine understanding of how buildings and spaces affect our mental wellbeing and how their design can be tailored towards making people happier and healthier"

Ben Channon has written Happy by Design, a new book about how architecture affects our mental health. He explains how we can all be happier at home

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

Artwork includes this moss art sculpture by biophilic designer Joe Zazzera
"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

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Children who study at the Green School in Bali follow both conventional and environmental curricula and learn about nature in a hands on way
"We want people to feel there’s hope and possibility and magic in the world"

John and Elora Hardy live a wildlife in the jungles of Bali. Magali Robathan finds out more about their work

Double glazed windows and wooden shutters are opened and closed to control the natural ventilation. The house is cooled without air-con in spite of 40°C temperatures
"It’s important for people to be rooted in place. This is a very special house, with powerful connections to nature"

Jennifier Beningfield has built her dream home in South Africa, using ancient building methods

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"I firmly believe that homes are for children as much as they are for adults"

Alex Michaelis and his partner have seven children. He designed their home to be full of fun

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

Steve and Marie Nygren’s daughter Garnie is COO of the company and lives at Serenbe with her family
"Residents share stories with me of how Serenbe has changed their lives for the better and they are healthier and happier - Steve Nygren"

The original wellness community at Serenbe is expanding, with a new hamlet dedicated to health. Jane Kitchen paid a visit

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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
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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 ...
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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
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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 ...
Artemide excites with latest lighting collection
Designer Alejandro Aravena created O to 'reconcile the needs of the natural and the urban environment'
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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 ...
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 ...