CLADmag 2018 issue 2
On the cover: Ole Scheeren
Ole Scheeren telling stories with his buildings
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Products: Salone del Mobile
A look at some of the most exciting products launched in Milan
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CLAD news:
The latest design and architecture news from around the world
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Opinion: The good news on diversity
Things are beginning to change at last, with more architects and the bodies that represent them working to encourage and support a more diverse industry, argues Magali Robathan
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Interview: Ole Scheeren
The architect behind Beijing’s CCTV Headquarters and the Taipei Performing Arts Center talks form, fiction and fantasy with Kim Megson
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Interview: Gabrielle Bullock
Architects must reflect the world they design for, says Perkins+Will’s director of global diversity
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CLAD news: Kuwait’s cultural district
A look at Kuwait’s mammoth new museum district
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Interview: Dan Meis
The Everton and AS Roma stadium architect talks through the challenges and rewards of sports facility design
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Interview: Martha Schwartz
The outspoken landscape architect on climate change, bagels and being controversial
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CLADmag 2018 issue 2
On the cover: Ole Scheeren
Ole Scheeren telling stories with his buildings

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Culture: EuropaCity
The key cultural buildings for Paris’s controversial new leisure destination
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Interview: David Collins Studio
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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Wellness: Labour of love
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
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Tourism: Transforming Istria
The intriguing design-led hotels changing the face of Croatia’s Istria region
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Research: Living with wellness
Research by the Global Wellness Institute valued wellness real estate at US$134bn in 2017 and growing. The research authors outline the implications
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Profile: Matteo Thun
Simplicity and sustainability should be at the heart of all design argues the Italian architect
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Tribute: Will Alsop
In an interview that took place several months before his death the British architect talked about his art creating public space and the role of fun
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Alfonso Femia, Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia
"A unique leisure destination in the Greater Paris of tomorrow"

The key cultural buildings for Paris’s controversial new leisure destination

British materials and the history of London served as inspiration for the design
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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The China Central Television HQ in Beijing
According to Ole Scheeren, the best buildings are the ones that tell us stories
"Economic value can be achieved by a sense of generosity towards the public domain"

The architect behind Beijing’s CCTV Headquarters and the Taipei Performing Arts Center talks form, fiction and fantasy with Kim Megson

The new stadium will be notable for its wide array of leisure amenities
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

People are looking for neighbourhoods that support a healthy lifestyle
"Wellness real estate makes up about 1.5% of the total annual global construction market"

Research by the Global Wellness Institute valued wellness real estate at US$134bn in 2017 and growing. The research authors outline the implications

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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

(From left to right) Alex Mustonen, Daniel Arsham and Ben Porto make up the New York design studio Snarkitecture
"Part museum exhibition and part immersive environment, the project invites visitors to explore Snarkitecture’s work"

Reimagining the traditional home

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

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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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 ...
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 ...
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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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 ...
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 ...