CLADmag 2015 issue 3
On the cover: Philippe Starck
On His ‘Inflatable’ French Health Club
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Editor’s Letter: Linear parks enrich us
The creation of linear parks in cities is an exciting trend that can boost mental health, generate investment and help mitigate the effects of climate change, says Liz Terry
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CLAD people: Sean Mulryan
On his plans for the London 'sky pool'
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CLAD people: Ario Ferri
Installing sleeping capsules on the side of a Peruvian cliff
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CLAD people: Gary Neville
The next phase for the Manchester sport-themed hotel
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CLAD people: Carsten Höller
Playful installations from the Belgian artist
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CLAD people: Clodagh
The designer of Six Senses' first European resort
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CLAD update:
A round up of the latest design and architecture news from across the globe
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Culture: Moreau Kusunoki
The shock winners of the competition to design the Guggenheim Helsinki have kept a low profile – until now. Magali Robathan goes to Paris to meet them
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Architecture trends: Dive in
Kath Hudson talks to Italian architect Emanuele Boaretto about building the world’s deepest diving pool to regenerate both his own spa resort and the region
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Hospitality: New meets old
Across Japan, architects are giving traditional ryokans a modern makeover with surprising results. We take a look
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Interview: Fabio Scacciavillani
The Oman Investment Fund’s chief economist talks us through plans to redefine Oman as a high end leisure and tourism destination
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Interview: A sense of place
The Isola delle Rose has a rich history and an enviable location. Matteo Thun knew he had to capitalise on both with the design of the JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa
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CLADmag 2015 issue 3
On the cover: Philippe Starck
On His ‘Inflatable’ French Health Club

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Health & Fitness: Pumped up
Philippe Starck has gone back to his roots with his ‘inflatable’ health club in Marseille, France. We take a look around
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Attractions: Banksy’s Dismaland
It generated massive amounts of hype, as well as an estimated £20m for Weston- Super-Mare, but was Banksy’s Dismaland worth a visit? We found out
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Project Preview: Stargazing
Ennead partner Thomas Wong tells us how he looked to the skies for inspiration for the winning Shanghai Planetarium design
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Trends: Outdoor pools
Across the world, cities are opening up their harbours and pools for community swimming. We take a look at some planned and completed projects
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Attractions: Biomuseo
A year on from the opening of Frank Gehry’s museum of biodiversity in Panama, we speak to the people who made it happen
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Urban Regeneration: This is Miami
It’s always been a city with a big personality and the new projects taking shape in Miami are as bold and ambitious as ever. Alice Davis investigates
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CLADkit:
Build technology inspired by the water spider, new products from Zaha Hadid and robots printing a steel bridge in Amsterdam... a look at what’s hot
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"We want to create the illusion that guests are entering another world when they arrive at the resort"

An Icelandic spa retreat inspired by surrealist folk tales

Olthuis’ Sea Tree is a new concept for high density green space in cities, and would provide a floating habitat for flora and fauna
"You could have cultural events and museums that go from city to city. It’s a new way of thinking"

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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features
ABA have designed four residential towers with leisure space for the Greenwich Peninsula scheme
Alison Brooks
"The profession is changing"

We need to help the public understand that architects are on their side, argues The Smile designer

The Fangshan Tangshan Museum
Decq has been recognised for raising the profile of women in architecture
"Things have improved, but not enough"

On women in architecture

Gensler worked on the renovation of Capital One in Richmond, Virgina
Tom Lindblom
"Public spaces support the widest diversity of experiences"

At last concrete proof that design is the critical factor that turns good experiences into great ones says Gensler’s Tom Lindblom

features
Lund has worked as a designer for Soho House since 2014. She co-led the design of The Ned
"My favourite part of the building is the original bank vault, in the belly of the building. It once stored gold bullion deposits of £335m"

On the challenges of creating The Ned

Archaeological relics will be stored and exhibited at the museum
Theoni Xanthi Partner XZA Architects
"The design concept is to create a museum that evokes a transition in time, in space, in memory"

The vision for the New Cyprus Musuem

At the Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat, reclaimed brick walls create multiple courtyard enclosures
Rossana Hu studied at the University of California at Berkeley, where she met Lyndon Neri
"Interior projects carried out by architects have a depth that’s generally lacking today"

Neri & Hu’s latest project

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 ...
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 ...
Hotel Crescent Court opens new spa following multi-million-dollar renovation
Hotel Crescent Court has reopened its spa after a multi-million dollar refurbishment
Lauren Heath-Jones
Hotel Crescent Court, a luxury hotel in Dallas, Texas, has reopened its spa and fitness centre after completing a multi-million-dollar ...
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FAÇADE2017 winners 'diverse and remarkable', says SFE board member
Ramboll was awarded for the Blavatnik Building, Switchouse Extension of the Tate Moder
Lauren Heath-Jones
A trio of British leisure facilities have been honoured in the Façade2017 awards. Established in 2013 by the Society of ...
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 ...
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 ...
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AB Concept partners with House of Tai Ping for luxurious rug collection
The collection was inspired by the idea of looking down at the world from a great height
Lauren Heath-Jones
Design house AB Concept has partnered with bespoke rug specialist Tai Ping to create Nephele, an exclusive line of handcrafted ...
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 ...