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
Company profile: FORREC Ltd
FORREC is an entertainment design company that creates places of escape and destinations of distinction. Our creative house leads in the design of theme parks, waterparks, mixed-use and entertainment developments, resorts and visitor attractions globally.
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features
Spa concept: Explore the Icelandic spa retreat inspired by surrealist folk tales
"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

Rosewood Sanya
Ed Ng
"Of all hospitality design, we feel that F&B is the most fun. You can be creative and it’s where you get all the limelight"

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

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

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The Vault Door leads to The Ned’s members’ club, housed in the former bank strongroom
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

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

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

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

On women in architecture

Work is due to start on the Hotel Valle Sagrado in Cuzco, Peru
Schreibeis Smith set up Vera Iconica Architecture in 2010
"Wellness is essentially an insurance policy to promote physical and mental long term health"

Raising the profile of wellness architecture

Tom Emerson collaborated with students from ETH Zurich to build the Pavilion of Reflections
"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

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