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The DCS-designed Shoe Heaven for Harrods

David Collins Studio

Dublin-born David Collins moved to London in the 1980s and founded David Collins Studio in 1985
With ongoing collaborations with Ole Scheeren and Kengo Kuma and an increasingly international portfolio, the future for David Collins Studio looks bright. The leadership team talk to Kim Megson and Magali Robathan
Since launching in London more than three decades ago, David Collins Studio has made a name for itself with its glamorous, contemporary interiors, designing many of the capital’s hottest destinations,
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Stacks of cement roof tiles make up the walls of the structure

Frida Escobedo, architect

Mexican architect Frida Escobedo runs a practice in Mexico City
Project - Serpentine Pavilion, London
Mexican architect Frida Escobedo’s Serpentine Pavilion has launched in Kensington Gardens, London. Escobedo’s courtyard-based design harnesses a “subtle interplay of light, water and geometry” and is inspired in part by
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The good news on diversity

Architecture’s issues with gender equality and diversity are under the spotlight like never before
Today’s society is more diverse than it’s ever been. So why isn’t this being reflected within the profession? Why are women so badly represented, particularly at senior levels? A recent
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Europacity is set to be constructed on a 80 hectare city in Paris' Triangle de Gonesse

EuropaCity

The BIG-masterplanned EuropaCity development will create a new mega entertainment district on the outskirts of Paris. We take a look at the key leisure buildings selected for the €3.1bn (US$3.8bn, £2.7bn) project
Following a competitive six-month competition process, several established and emerging architecture practices from France and further afield have been selected to work on the accommodation and attractions that will form
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The building’s nested stone volumes echo the materiality of the adjacent hutong courtyard houses

Ole Scheeren

According to Ole Scheeren, the best buildings are the ones that tell us stories
The German architect talks to Kim Megson about subverting the skyscraper, working with Rem Koolhaas and the importance of stories in his work
Form, in the famous words of Louis Sullivan, should always follow function. Ole Scheeren, though, wants to promote an alternative to this well-trodden architectural soundbite. “In my work,” the German
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Maistra Ltd owns and manages nine hotels and eight resort complexes in Istria

Transforming Istria

In Istria, Croatia, tourism firm Maistra is changing the face of hospitality in the region, with a series of intriguing design-led hotels. As its most ambitious hotel project takes shape, Professor Terry Stevens finds out more
Along with Slovenia, Croatia is my favourite tourism destination in Europe. Since gaining independence in 1995, the country has worked hard to create a fresh approach to tourism and has
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Features such as bike paths and community gardens are key

Living with wellness

New research from the Global Wellness Institute values wellness real estate at US$134bn in 2017 – and it’s growing quickly. Research authors Katherine Johnston and Ophelia Yeung outline the findings of this first-ever study
Wellness is a US$3.7tn industry, growing faster than the global economy. The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) sees residential real estate as the next frontier to transform the wellness movement. Our
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Visitors will be able to explore a variety of different environments

Snarkitecture

Project - Fun House, Washington, DC
Experimental New York design studio Snarkitecture are returning to Washington, DC’s National Building Museum, three years after their enormous ball pit became a huge attraction for the institution. The collective
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Perkins+Will are working on a major expansion of Detroit’s Motown Museum

Gabrielle Bullock

Gabrielle Bullock studied architecture and fine art at the Rhode Island School of Design
Perkins+Will’s Director of Global Diversity talks to Magali Robathan about making diversity a priority, having difficult conversations and working on a unique outdoor street museum on LA’s Crenshaw Boulevard
In 2013, Perkins+Will director Gabrielle Bullock approached the firm’s CEO with a proposal: to set up and spearhead a Global Diversity Initiative for the firm. As a female African American
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Fog is an Urban Experience, by Will Alsop, c.2007

Will Alsop

The British architect spoke to CLADmag in Berlin several months before his death. As a tribute to a remarkable career, we revisit the interview, in which he reflected on his art, the role of public space, and taking fun seriously
British architect and artist Will Alsop died on Saturday 12 May aged 70, following a short illness. Alsop was known for his colourful and often avant-garde buildings, including Marseille’s bright
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Meis has engaged directly with Everton fans while designing their new stadium

Dan Meis

Meis has helped design some of the world’s most successful stadiums
The sports architect talks to Kim Megson about the future of stadium design and offers an insight into his hotly-anticipated next projects
Colorado-born architect Dan Meis has worked on some of the world’s best-known and most respected sports buildings. As a senior designer at Ellerbe Becket, he played a major role in
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UNSense is developing hi-tech solutions

Ben van Berkel

Ben van Berkel believes practices will all become ‘arch tech’ firms
Founder, UN Studio
Dutch architect Ben van Berkel and his design firm UNStudio have launched a tech startup to “improve the health and wellbeing of people in buildings worldwide.” UNSense will explore and
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Thun wants developers to be more sustainable

Matteo Thun

Matteo Thun leads a design studio of over 70 people, with offices in Milan and Shanghai
For Italian architect and designer Matteo Thun, less really is more. He tells Kim Megson about designing durability, embracing Zero Design and dreaming of ‘Botanic Architecture’
Matteo Thun is one of Europe’s best-known hospitality architects, and over the past 20 years has worked on celebrated projects and masterplans including the award-winning JW Marriott Resort & Spa
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One of the antique villas is carefully reconstructed

Labour of love

Shanghai businessman Ma Dadong’s mission to save 10,000 ancient trees and 50 historic houses from flooding led to a unique Chinese resort. Kath Hudson talks to the architects and designers behind Aman’s latest project
The story of Amanyangyun is heartwarming as it is a true labour of love. On a routine visit to his home village in Jiangxi province, Shanghai businessman Ma Dadong learned
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Martha Schwartz Partners are creating the landscaping around the Jeju Dream Tower in Korea

Martha Schwartz

Martha Schwartz
With her unusual and provocative work, Martha Schwartz brings a fine art approach to landscape design. She speaks to Kath Hudson about her career, climate change and how bagels led to her first big break
When did you decide you wanted to be a landscape architect? I never intended to be a landscape architect! I wanted to make art in the landscape. I was very
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Musée de la Romanité is next to an ancient amphitheatre in Nîmes

Elizabeth de Portzamparc, architect

French-Brazilian architect Elizabeth de Portzamparc designed the museum
Project - Musée de la Romanité, Nîmes
Musée de la Romanité has opened in a futuristic new building in Nîmes, France – in contrast to the Roman amphitheatre next door. Architect Elizabeth de Portzamparc is behind the
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Ten Trinity Square is the former headquarters of the Port of London Authority

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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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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A series of landscaped public platforms will be created across the Empire 88 Tower
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

Thun begins his designs by creating vivid watercolours
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

An interactive Fun House is Snarkitecture’s design for Summer Block Party
"Part museum exhibition and part immersive environment, the project invites visitors to explore Snarkitecture’s work"

Reimagining the traditional home

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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

Musée de la Romanité
French-Brazilian architect Elizabeth de Portzamparc designed the museum
"This museum is the smallest public facility I’ve worked on, but the most symbolic"

On her futuristic new museum

The architect argues that clients should resist the ‘bigger is better’ ethos
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

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"This carefully choreographed interplay of room and courtyard extends through all scales of the masterplan"

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

UNSense is developing hi-tech solutions
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

Vincent Parreira, AAVP Architecture
"A unique leisure destination in the Greater Paris of tomorrow"

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

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