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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Unrelenting drive to be the best at what we do underpins activity throughout our vertically integrated business life cycle.
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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

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

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

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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

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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

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

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