CLADmag 2018 issue 3
On the cover: Jennifer Beningfield
Building an eco house in Africa
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Editor’s letter: CLAD embraces residential
Liz Terry on extending the scope of CLAD to embrace residential
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Well Home Inspires: Rockwell’s Waterline Square
Rockwell’s Waterline Square in New York is setting a new benchmark for residential wellbeing
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Well Home news:
Amrit in Florida, Christoph Ingenhoven’s Marina One in Singapore and Aoyuan in Toronto. A look at the latest Well Home developments
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Well Home Away from home:
Yatsuragi near Stockholm has opened a Scandi/Japanese fusion spa with silent spaces and a raw food restaurant
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Reader offer:
Wellbeing Escapes and Well Home have partnered to bring you this special offer for the Euphoria Retreat in Greece
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Solar system
Jennifier Beningfield has built her dream home in South Africa, using ancient building methods
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Living the dream
Eliza Bacot and her husband Benton talk about living at Serenbe with their family
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A modern day utopia
The original wellness community at Serenbe is expanding, with a new hamlet dedicated to health. Jane Kitchen paid a visit
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A love of nature
Well building guru Jason McLennan opens his home and shares his thoughts about environmental design with Well Home
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The kitchen reimagined
Veronica Schreibeis Smith couldn’t find a kitchen which worked for her plant-based diet, so she invented the wellness kitchen
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From Deliciously Ella with love:
The vegan chef has just published a new book. She shares some of her most popular new recipes with Well Home
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Ibuku
John and Elora Hardy live a wildlife in the jungles of Bali. Magali Robathan finds out more about their work
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Playful living
Alex Michaelis and his partner have seven children. He designed their home to be full of fun
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Delos launches home wellness system
The first home automation system for wellness is now available
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CLADmag 2018 issue 3
On the cover: Jennifer Beningfield
Building an eco house in Africa

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The high life
With a lap pool at the heart of the home, this property is a sanctuary for Rene Gonzalez
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The Hidden House
With its high-end gym and the longest indoor residential pool in London, fitness is the key to this luxury home
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A sense of balance
Calvin Tsao and brother Frederick are reviving the Chinese culture of physical and mental wellbeing with their Octave Living development company, as Christopher DeWolf discovers
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Prescribing wellbeing
The UK government is building 10 new towns based on health, with wellbeing incorporated from the ground up. Stu Robarts investigates
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Resilient design
Early-onset MS inspired Adria Lake to explore resilience as both a healing modality and an approach to design in the creation of her new home and company headquarters in Colorado
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A matter of principle
Chris Godfrey of global architecture practice Hirsch Bedner, on bringing a spiritual dimension to residential architecture in India
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Dedicated to health
One family’s dream of a healthy home is being realised by Robert Henry
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Ben Channon
Ben Channon has written Happy by Design, a new book about how architecture affects our mental health. He explains how we can all be happier at home
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The last word: Mia Kyricos
Home wellness is the future, says Hyatt’s global head of wellbeing
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Sangha encompasses a range of homes as well as a retreat, a boutique hotel and learning spaces
"The key to a happy and successful society is a philosophy that places wellness at the heart of everything"

Calvin Tsao and brother Frederick are reviving the Chinese culture of physical and mental wellbeing with their Octave Living development company, as Christopher DeWolf discovers

The heart of the home is the Brahmastan, which can be used in a variety of ways
"Vastu can be dated back to at least the 6th century and is deeply rooted in the physical and spiritual fabric of Hindu society"

Chris Godfrey of global architecture practice Hirsch Bedner, on bringing a spiritual dimension to residential architecture in India

A trust has been established to ensure that arts and sustainability are a protected part of the Serenbe culture
"Residents share stories with me of how Serenbe has changed their lives for the better and they are healthier and happier - Steve Nygren"

The original wellness community at Serenbe is expanding, with a new hamlet dedicated to health. Jane Kitchen paid a visit

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Maximising light with skylights and large windows was key, says Michaelis.
"I firmly believe that homes are for children as much as they are for adults"

Alex Michaelis and his partner have seven children. He designed their home to be full of fun

Jason McLennan: A love of nature
"If you look closely at the walls, they almost look like layers of the Grand Canyon. When you use rammed earth, you get wavy lines where the material has been compacted"

Well building guru Jason McLennan opens his home and shares his thoughts about environmental design with Well Home

Family space at Leaf House, the Green Village Bali. The architects found a way to preserve bamboo using Borax
"We want people to feel there’s hope and possibility and magic in the world"

John and Elora Hardy live a wildlife in the jungles of Bali. Magali Robathan finds out more about their work

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"It’s important for people to be rooted in place. This is a very special house, with powerful connections to nature"

Jennifier Beningfield has built her dream home in South Africa, using ancient building methods

The Bacots moved to Serenbe in 2014, attracted by the sense of community
"We love being surrounded by people who teach us and make us better. Serenbe has also really enhanced our thinking about the value of nature and being outside on a daily basis"

Eliza Bacot and her husband Benton talk about living at Serenbe with their family

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