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Indoor pool

Fit for anything

Chicago’s Midtown Athletic Club has reopened, following a renovation that sees the iconic tennis centre relaunched as a premium athletic club with a fitness-focused hotel, spaces designed by Venus Williams and a pool that becomes an ice rink during the winter. DMAC’s Dwayne MacEwen talks Magali Robathan through the project
Opened in 1970 by tennis enthusiast Alan Schwartz and his father Kevie Schwartz, Chicago’s Midtown Tennis Club (as it was originally called) quickly built a name for itself within the
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West 8 helped to design an ‘Art Park’ for the West Kowloon Cultural District in Hong Kong

Adriaan Geuze

Adriaan Geuze
The masterplan for the Yongsan National Park explores the healing power of nature in a place with a turbulent history. The founder of West 8 talks to Kath Hudson
Conjuring up prestigious national parks and gardens from derelict and contaminated land around the globe, Dutch landscape architecture and urban planning firm West 8 has been involved in a range
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The Fangshan Tangshan Museum

Odile Decq

Decq has been recognised for raising the profile of women in architecture
Founder Studio Odile Decq
French architect and urban planner Odile Decq has spoken to CLAD about the role of women in architecture and her concerns about the “narrow” way architecture is being taught. In
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The hotel is created using concrete and glass

Myths of monsters and men

Surrealist folk tales and moss-covered lava fields have inspired an Icelandic spa retreat that promises to take guests on a journey to enlightenment. Kim Megson highlights the details
Tales of trolls, elves, monsters and invisible men roaming Iceland’s majestic volcanic landscape have inspired the design of a proposed spa and wellness retreat located next to a geothermal lagoon.
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The stainless steel façade reflects the changing lighting conditions

Sportcampus Zuiderpark

Creating a sense of movement was at the heart of the design concept for the building, which is wrapped in a twisting metallic ribbon
Architecture firm FaulknerBrowns have completed a dynamic €50m (US$61m, £44.4m) sports campus in the Hague’s historic Zuiderpark. Open to amateur and elite athletes and community users, the 34,000sq m (366,000sq
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Designs for the Museo Nacional del Peru by Luis Longhi

Veronica Schreibeis

Schreibeis Smith set up Vera Iconica Architecture in 2010
Founder Vera Iconica Architecture
Veronica Schreibeis Smith, CEO and founding principal of Vera Iconica Architecture, has spoken to CLAD about her mission to get wellness architecture on the agenda of the wider architecture community.
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A bronze mesh allows sound energy to reach the hall’s walls, improving the acoustics

Queen Elizabeth Hall

Architecture studio SimpsonHaugh have completed a renovation of one of Belgium’s most important cultural landmarks, the Queen Elisabeth Hall in Antwerp
The Belgian concert venue had its soft launch over a year ago – and has since picked up a nomination for Cultural Building of the Year – but has only
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LED lights created the illusion of crystals in this installation in Toyko

Light fantastic

Digital art collective teamLab create jaw dropping installations and are set to open their first museum in Tokyo later this year. Magali Robathan hears their story
Made up of about 500 members that include artists, programmers, architects, designers, CG animators, engineers, and mathematicians, the art collective teamLab uses the latest computer modelling techniques to create installations
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The Trainyard Gym

Body beautiful

With a growing awareness of the link between wellbeing and our surroundings, gym designers are focusing on creating spaces that are inspiring to spend time and exercise in. We check out some good-looking health clubs
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Parks and public spaces are reported as ideal places for reflection and inspiraton

The role of design

Gensler’s latest research provides hard evidence of the link between good design and our reactions to the spaces we use, says designer and researcher Tom Lindblom
Design officially has a quantifiable impact on human experience. That, at least, is the verdict of global architecture and planning firm Gensler, who have published a new index they claim
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The Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat has 20 guest rooms

Rossana Hu, Founding partner Neri & Hu

Rossana Hu studied at the University of California at Berkeley, where she met Lyndon Neri
Project - Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat, China
As architects, we’re often asked why we’d want to work on interior projects, and we sometimes find ourselves apologetic about doing so,” said Rossana Hu, co-founder of Neri and Hu,
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Ten Trinity Square 
was designed by Edwin Cooper and originally opened in 1922

Ed Ng

Ed Ng
The interior designer talks to Kim Megson about creating Asian restaurant Mei Ume within a listed building, the joy of F&B design and the art of planning an ‘Instagram moment’
When interior designer Ed Ng and architect Terence Ngan received a brief to design a bespoke Asian restaurant in one of London’s historic architectural landmarks, they jumped on the first
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For the Tushino project, amenities will be housed in separate volumes called ‘Parachute Hybrids’

Steven Holl

Steven Holl is widely considered to be one of America’s most important and influential architects
The acclaimed architect talks to Kim Megson about designing with light, his friendship with Zaha Hadid and why he wants to see Trump impeached
I’ll tell you what makes me angry,” says Steven Holl, his voice crackling with indignation. “Endless glass condominium towers. They’re everywhere: piled up, repetitive, rent-collecting expressions of nothing. It makes
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Three raised white stone volumes will be constructed

Theoni Xanth, Partner, XZA Architects

Theoni Xanthi Partner XZA Architects
Project - New Cyprus Museum
Architect Theoni Xanthi has told CLAD how her team’s vision for the national archaeology museum in Cyprus was inspired by “the materials that gave birth to Cypriot and Mediterranean culture”. The partner
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The Ned’s spa is built around the 20m indoor pool and also features a pink Moroccan hammam

Alice Lund

Lund has worked as a designer for Soho House since 2014. She co-led the design of The Ned
Since opening last April, The Ned has been crowned Europe’s best hotel. Soho House designer Alice Lund speaks to Magali Robathan about working on a unique project
The story of the Ned began in 2012, when Soho House owner Nick Jones visited the Grade I listed former Midland Bank building in the City of London. “The property
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The Folkestone Quarterhouse opened in 2009

Alison Brooks

Alison Brooks
The designer of the award-winning Smile installation talks to Magali Robathan about timber building, protecting the public realm and the unsung role of architects
One of the things we have to address in the profession is a lack of public understanding that architects are on their side,” says Alison Brooks, founder of Alison Brooks
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Olthuis’ Sea Tree is a new concept for high density green space in cities, and would provide a floating habitat for flora and fauna

Water world

Rising sea levels, overcrowded cities and a desire for freedom are leading some architects to build on water. Christopher DeWolf takes a look at a few intriguing projects
When the Arctic Bath opens on the Lule River in Sweden next year, it will offer six cabins, a sauna, spa and restaurant, all of it surrounding an open-air cold
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An aerial view shows the zigzagging footprint of the Jewish Museum in Berlin, Libeskind’s first project

Daniel Libeskind

Daniel Libeskind has designed a number of public spaces that deal with difficult or painful historical events
Renowned architect Daniel Libeskind met Kim Megson in London to reflect on some of his career-defining projects, discuss his latest commissions, and share his passion for music
The renowned paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey is planning to build a museum like no other, located on the remote shores of Lake Turkana in northern Kenya. The site is not far
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Construction on the museum is scheduled to begin later this year
Theoni Xanthi Partner XZA Architects
"The design concept is to create a museum that evokes a transition in time, in space, in memory"

The vision for the New Cyprus Musuem

The renovation has restored links with adjoining buildings, and with  Antwerp Zoo
"It’s a privilege to have completed a scheme of such importance to the cultural identity of Antwerp - Stuart Mills"

SimsponHaugh’s latest project

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City has been called ‘a work of haunting power’
Steven Holl is widely considered to be one of America’s most important and influential architects
" What sound is to music, light is to space "

The acclaimed architect speaks to CLAD about Donald Trump, Zaha Hadid and not being obedient

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Parks and public spaces are reported as ideal places for reflection and inspiraton
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

The timber Pavilion of Reflections featured an open air cinema, seating and a public swimming pool
"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

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

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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

The final phase of the Governors Island park project opened in July 2016, with sloping landscapes offering views of New York Harbor
Adriaan Geuze
"The profile of landscape architecture has been raised by international cities competing with one another"

How the West 8 founder is using the healing power of nature on a Korean site with a turbulent history

The aim is to promote sport via learning and engagement
"Whenever you’re looking at it, the elevation is running away from you, so it never looks quite as big as it really is "

FaulknerBrowns’ Dutch sports facility

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