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The playground at Dokk1 was a seminal project

Monstrum

Danish playground designers Monstrum have revolutionised playgrounds, creating statement spaces which become landmarks for their neighbourhood. Founder Ole Barslund Nielsen speaks to Kath Hudson about giant bears and the need for risk
The opportunity for unstructured outdoor play seems to diminish with each generation. A 2016 study, funded by the UK government, revealed that time spent playing outside has shrunk drastically, and
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The film is set in the fictional African country of Wakanda

Hannah Beachler

Art director Black Panther
Project - Set design Black Panther Hannah Beachler – the art director behind the Zaha Hadid-inspired look of Wakanda in the acclaimed Black Panther film – has become the first
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John Rhodes

John Rhodes
HOK have been appointed to design a highly flexible arena that can host sporting, cultural and music events and will help regenerate Valencia’s downtown. Tom Walker spoke to HOK’s Sports + Recreation + Entertainment’s John Rhodes
Spanish billionaire Juan Roig last year announced plans to develop a multi-use sports arena in his hometown of Valencia, Spain. As well as the new home for Valencia Basket –
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A huge acrylic 11m by 4m window frames the ever changing seascape outside the restaurant

Going deep

Snøhetta’s hotly anticipated submerged restaurant Under captures the imagination as part of a growing number of ever more ambitious and diverse underwater designs, says Stu Robarts
When what’s being billed as the ‘world’s largest underwater restaurant’ opens its doors this year, it will also be one of the most unusual. That’s because Snøhetta-designed Under won’t be
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Kanye West

West announced the donation to the Roden Crater after a recent visit
Musician
Project - Roden Crater, Arizona Transdisciplinary designer and musician Kanye West has donated US$10m (€8.7m, £7.7m) to help fund the still unfinished Roden Crater – an atmospheric complex situated within
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Vincent Callebaut

Architect
Project - Ecume des Ondes, Aix-les-Bains, France French ecological architect Vincent Callebaut has won a competition to redesign ancient thermal baths in the Savoyard town of Aix-les-Bains, France. Dubbed ‘Ecume
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Perkins + Will worked on the Mary Rose with Wilkinson Eyre

Asif Din

Din has worked on a range of sustainability-focused projects
Sustainability director Perkins + Will
The London studio of global architecture and design firm Perkins+Will have announced the appointment of a new sustainability director, Asif Din. Din will be leading strategic initiatives for sustainable building across
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The Hilversum Media Park puts ‘culture at the heart of the community’

Caroline Bos

The UNStudio co-founder talks to Andrew Manns about art, knowledge sharing and the challenges of designing Australia’s tallest building
Born in the Netherlands, Caroline Bos studied art history at Birkbeck College of the University of London and urban and regional planning at the Faculty of Geosciences, University of Utrecht.
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Northern Sweden’s Treehotel boasts a choice of seven unique accommodations

Rooted interest

From hotels in trees to hotels covered in trees, we hope this green trend continues to grow
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Partners clockwise from bottom right: Alexandra Champalimaud, Ed Bakos, Winston Kong, John Kastl

Ed Bakos

Bakos joined Champalimaud in December 2012. He previously worked for the Rockwell Group
It’s time for a different approach to sustainable design, the managing director of Champalimaud tells Magali Robathan
Champalimaud was founded by Alexandra Champalimaud in Montreal, Canada, in 1981. Born and raised in Portugal, Champalimaud was educated in England and Switzerland and completed her design training at the
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Barack Obama has described the OPC as a gift to Chicago

Michael Van Valkenburgh

Van Valkenburgh studied landscape architecture and fine arts at Cornell University and the University of Illinois
The celebrated US landscape architect talks to Kim Megson about designing a new waterfront for Detroit with David Adjaye, having the Obamas as clients and why he’s not concerned about architects stealing his thunder
American landscape architect and academic Michael Van Valkenburgh has spent his career working to improve parks, green spaces and the public realm. His eponymous practice has created public and private
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The centre features an 12,800sq ft gym. The curves of the building are echoed in the interior

David Polzin

David Polzin is executive director of design at CannonDesign. He studied at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture
Designed to be welcoming to the public while sheltering them from the harsh acoustics of a nearby freeway, the Maryland Heights Community Center has won several awards. We speak to the design principal about his passion for bringing communities together
Just over a year after opening, the Maryland Heights Community Center, near St Louis, Missouri, has won several awards for its sweeping, inclusive design. The 92,000sq ft centre features a
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Colli is known for her use of colour

Daniela Colli

Daniela Colli
Italian architect Daniela Colli has revealed her vibrant and highly stylised designs for Liòn – a new restaurant and cocktail bar in central Rome
Opened recently, the two storey Liòn restaurant is nestled between the Pantheon and Piazzo Navona. It features geometric motifs, chequered floors, mosaic pillars, brass fixtures and Art Deco-style lettering. Covering
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The ‘Archigram boys’ from left to right: David Greene, Warren Chalk, Peter Cook, Michael Webb, Ron Herron and Dennis Crompton

Peter Cook

Peter Cook
As a book celebrating the work of the radical architectural collective Archigram is released, one of its founder members speaks to Magali Robathan about shaking things up and making architecture fun
When the members of the avant garde art and architecture collective Archigram met almost 60 years ago, the future seemed up for grabs. The ‘Archigram boys’ were a group of
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The design of the Wellness Center was inspired by a local brick factory

13th century pilgrimage

Architect Bill Bensley is creating an entire village on a remote mountain in Vietnam, using 13th century methods and materials. Jane Kitchen finds out more
Yên Tu Mountain is considered to be the cradle of Trúc Lâm Zen Buddhism in Vietnam – around two million pilgrims from the region visit Yên Tu each year to
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The slender white columns were inspired by indigenous bamboo forests

Wuxi Show Theatre

Nature has inspired this dramatic theatre in southern China, finds Andrew Manns
London based practice Steven Chilton Architects (SCA) were inspired by one of China’s largest bamboo forest in the design of the 2,000-person capacity Wuxi Show Theatre in Wuxi, China. The
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Heatherwick’s 1000 Trees development in Shanghai, China

Living well

Wellness communities are on the rise, as developers, investors, consumers, and even governments are starting to see the benefits of creating and living in spaces dedicated to health. Jane Kitchen takes a closer look at wellness communities in Asia – a region that’s primed for growth
Wellness, it seems, has permeated every corner of our consciousness these days, so it’s not surprising that the idea of living somewhere that has our health – both physical and
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Kuma won the competition to design the V&A’s Dundee outpost in 2010

V&A Dundee

As the highly antipated £80m V&A Dundee finally opens to the public, Magali Robathan hears the story behind the building
It stands on the banks of the River Tay, as craggy and dramatic as the Scottish cliff faces that inspired it. One of the most anticipated buildings of the year,
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"Our palette was pared down to basics"

The Vietnamese village being created using historic methods

The Drawing School at Arts University Bournemouth was opened in 2016 by Zaha Hadid. It was CRAB’s first UK building
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"Somehow we’d caught the imagination of people"

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Deep Ocean Technology’s Water Discus underwater hotel
"The Norwegian coast inhabits such beauty"

The world’s most ambitious underwater buildings

Profile: John Rhodes
John Rhodes
"It’s about the celebration of people coming together. If you can manage that well, a venue can become very special"

HOK has been tasked with designing a truly flexible arena for Valencia. John Rhodes is up for the challenge

The Gainsborough Bath Spa was originally built as a hospital. It opened as a spa hotel in 2015
Bakos joined Champalimaud in December 2012. He previously worked for the Rockwell Group
"Construction is one of the largest generators of landfill waste, so it is important to create spaces that transcend trends"

It’s time for a new approach to sustainability, argues Champalimaud’s managing director

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Daniela Colli
"The alternation of light and shadow is essential to give dynamism to a space"

Italian architect Daniela Colli tells us how she looked to classical art for inspiration on how to deal with light and shadow in her latest project

Profile: Caroline Bos
"I like art that is against the mainstream, slightly off, with a twist"

UNStudio’s co-founder on the unexpected challenges of designing Australia’s tallest skyscraper

CLAD people: Hannah Beachler
"I fell in love with Zaha Hadid"

Black Panther set designer Hannah Beachler

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