CLADmag 2017 issue 3
On the cover: David Chipperfield
David Chipperfield on the mistakes made by city planners
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CLAD people: Ian Schrager
On upsetting the status quo with his latest hotel
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CLAD people: Diébédo Francis Kéré
How he designed this year's Serpentine Pavilion
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CLAD people: David Beckham
Miami soccer stadium land sale gets approval
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CLAD people: Amanda Levete
Pulls off the V&A's new £55m courtyard
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CLAD news:
Architecture and design news from around the world
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News feature: Seoul Skygarden
MVRDV’s Winy Maas on Seoul’s new linear park
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Interview: David Chipperfield
The UK should take a leaf out of Germany’s book when it comes to designing and planning cities, argues the Neues Museum architect
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Interview: Joshua Prince-Ramus
Rem Koolhaas’ protege on the challenges of designing a truly flexible arts centre for Ground Zero
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Tourism: Into the wild
The legend-inspired cabins popping up across Wales
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Hospitality: Beauty sleep?
Spanish architect Patricia Urquiola on why creating the first new hotel on Lake Como for years was a true labour of love 
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CLADmag 2017 issue 3
On the cover: David Chipperfield
David Chipperfield on the mistakes made by city planners

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News feature: Centro Botín
Renzo Piano’s Santander art museum
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Interview: Yabu Pushelberg
The Canadian designers talk about their latest projects, diversity in architecture and working (and arguing) with Ian Schrager
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Interview: Dan Pearson
It’s a huge source of sadness that the Garden Bridge became as political as it did, says the project’s landscape designer
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Urban regeneration: Getting creative
The amazing projects transforming Canada’s second city
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Interview: Thom Mayne
On why he’s building a skyscraper next to Switzerland’s most famous thermal baths
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Culture: Beautiful music
It’s been a great year for German concert halls, with new venues from Frank Gehry, Herzog & de Meuron, David Chipperfield and more
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David Collins Studio: The leadership team on legacy and the fun of collaboration
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

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

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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

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

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

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Gabrielle Bullock studied architecture and fine art at the Rhode Island School of Design
"I’m one of 424 black female licensed architects in the US. We represent 0.2 per cent of the profession"

Architects must reflect the world they design for, says Perkins+Will’s director of global diversity

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

cladkit product news
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
cladkit product news
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...