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The Matsumoto Performing Arts Centre opened in Japan in 2004

Toyo Ito

Toyo Ito was born in Seoul in 1941. He studied architecture at the University of Tokyo
In a rare interview, the Pritzker Prize-winning architect talks frankly to Kim Megson about his latest projects, his changing style and why he’s not looking forward to the Tokyo Olympics
Late May, and the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale has just opened to the public. Inside the city’s ancient former armoury, perspiring visitors juggle fans, cameras and programmes as they crowd
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3XN recently unveiled designs for the new Sydney Fish Market. It features an open front and undulating roof

Kim Herforth Nielsen

Kim Herforth Nielsen founded 3XN in 1986 with Lars Frank Nielsen and Hans Peter Svendler Nielsen
From the Blue Planet aquarium in Copenhagen to a new home for Sydney’s Fish Market, 3XN design buildings that aim to inspire positive behaviour in the people that use them, founder Kim Herforth Nielsen tells Magali Robathan
For 3XN founder Kim Herforth Nielsen, his buildings will always take second place to the people who inhabit them. All of 3XN’s work starts from one core belief: that architecture
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Hoppen’s signature modern, luxurious style can be seen in her design of the Sky Suites

Kelly Hoppen, interior designer

Hoppen was made an MBE in 2009 for her services to interior design
As a young girl, I always dreamt of designing my very own spa
Global interior designer Kelly Hoppen has created a 22,000sq ft (2,044sq m) nature-inspired spa and on-board accommodation for the newly launched Celebrity Edge cruise line. Hoppen, whose career spans four
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Snohetta’s underwater restaurant

Digging deep

Ahead of the opening of Snohetta’s underwater restaurant off the coast of Norway, Andrew Manns speaks to the design team
Work is almost complete on what will soon be the world’s largest underwater restaurant, with the Snøhetta-designed project in Norway on track to open in 2019. Called ‘Under’, work on
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Water Street Tampa aims to reconnect Tampa with its waterfront, which is seeing an ongoing transformation

Thinking big

With new green spaces, walkable streets and design that aims to promote better sleep, nutrition and fitness, a major $3bn new Florida neighbourhood is taking shape that promises to put the health of its residents first
In Tampa, Florida, in the US, a huge and highly ambitious new neighbourhood is taking shape that is aiming to lead the way for future cities in terms of health
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The Green Heart at the centre of the Marina One development in Singapore

Mary Bowman

Mary Bowman studied at the University of Virginia and the Architectural Association
We can learn a lot from Singapore in terms of its approach to planning and green space, the Gustafson, Porter + Bowman partner tells Kath Hudson
How would you sum up Gustafson Porter + Bowman’s approach to landscape architecture? Our approach is to try and understand the nature of a place and then to create a
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Linda Boronkay worked closely with Soho House founder Nick Jones on the project

Linda Boronkay

Linda Boronkay grew up in Budapest. Her father was an architect and her mother was an antiques dealer and collector
At the end of a very busy year for Soho House, design director Linda Boronkay talks to Magali Robathan about White City House as well as the group’s other openings
Originally from Budapest, Linda Boronkay moved to London when she was 20, where she won Britain’s Best Emerging Interior Designer award while still a student at London Metropolitan University. Since graduating,
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Tobias Wallisser

Slumber party

Social media savvy, discerning, environmentally aware and hungry for experience, millennials are travelling more than any other demographic. What impact are their desires having on the hospitality industry?
Aged 18 to 35, millennials, also known as Generation Y, are set to become an increasingly dominant influence on the hospitality industry and we’re seeing the major hotel chains rolling
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The Hilton Innovation Gallery showcases the company’s latest brands, products and vision

New age travellers

Sameness and anonymity is out – it's all about fun and authenticity for Millennial travellers, says Rockwell Group partner Greg Keffer
What do Millennials want out of a hotel experience? Modern travellers value experience and community over opulence and material possessions, and hospitality is beginning to reflect that. Millennials crave an
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The Sea Glass Carousel in Battery Park, Manhattan, elevates the traditional carousel into a digitally-enhanced aquatic journey

Claire Weisz

Claire Weisz
Co-founder of WXY, Claire Weisz has been instrumental in a number of high profile projects to improve the public realm. She talks to Kath Hudson about how architects need to move their thinking beyond their buildings and into the streets
Despite growing up on Canadian prairies, Claire Weisz has earned her reputation through her work in cities. Iconic projects in New York include the ethereal Sea Carousel, the Salt Shed
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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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The SJCC Glamping Resort consists of 16 living units, an on-site restaurant and reception

Soohyun Chang, founder, Atelier Chang

Soohyun Chang
We wanted guests to feel as if they are living deep in the forest
Atelier Chang have designed brightly coloured pods for a ‘minimalist luxury’ glamping resort near Suncheon in South Korea. The SJCC Glamping Resort consists of 16 living units, with an onsite
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The Scottish Design Galleries feature around 300 exhibits telling the story of Scottish design

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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The Newspaper Cafe in Jinhua Architecture Park, China

Toshiko Mori

Born in Kobe, Japan and later growing up in New York, Mori has become a trailblazer for women in architecture around the world
The Senegalise Thread Cultural Center architect talks to Chris DeWolf about growing up in US-occupied Japan, being a trailblazer and bringing people together
Toshiko Mori describes herself in words that might be considered unflattering if they were uttered by anyone else. “I’m pig-headed,” she says. “I’m pretty resilient. I just don’t give up.”
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Hank Haeusler, professor, UNSW

Hank Haeusler is researching how buildings can become responsive to behaviour
What happens if a space becomes a robot?
Could the future of architecture lie in spaces that adapt to the behaviour of the people who use them? A research project by computational design students at the University of
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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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Homebuilder Barratt London added vertical gardens and green space to its sellout GWQ Westgate House apartment development

Ben Channon

Ben Channon
Mental health issues can affect anyone and the mental wellbeing implications of design were mostly being ignored within architecture, says Ben Channon
Tell us about yourself First and foremost, I’m an associate and mental wellbeing ambassador at Assael Architecture, where I’ve worked for six years. Alongside my day job, I’m also a
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Floor to ceiling windows let in natural light and offer views of the vegetation. The pool provides a sense of coolness

The high life

It’s time to rethink the way we’re living in response to climate change, says architect Rene Gonzalez. Built on stilts to withstand sea level rises, this Miami home turns its elevated position into an asset, with bags of natural light, living trees growing throughout and a raised outdoor lap pool
Architect Rene Gonzalez tells us what makes Prairie Avenue Residence special What are the stand-out wellness features of this home? The Prairie Avenue Residence’s primary wellness feature is its harmonious
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After the destruction of Hurricane Sandy, the Rockaway Boardwalk was rebuilt and designed to be a space that brings the community together
Claire Weisz
"I prefer to be labelled a feminist architect than a female architect. I’d love to work with more women"

The WXY co-founder and urbanist with a passion for improving our public spaces

Wellness: Living well
"The entire way of living is changing in Asia, and the need for communities is on the rise"

The new wellness communities changing the face of residential design in Asia

Kohn Pederson Fox’s 815 Water Street has just broken ground
"Now we’re talking about pedestrians as the most important members of the street community"

The new US neighbourhood designed to improve the health of its residents

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The design of the new HQ for the International Olympic Committee was inspired by the movement of athletes
Kim Herforth Nielsen founded 3XN in 1986 with Lars Frank Nielsen and Hans Peter Svendler Nielsen
"I always wanted to do more than just designing buildings"

How Danish firm 3XN is harnessing the power of architecture to shape human behaviour

The design team took inspiration from the 1950s and 1960s, while adding contemporary touches
Linda Boronkay grew up in Budapest. Her father was an architect and her mother was an antiques dealer and collector
"Nick Jones and I are both passionate about design. When we see the same thing twice, it bores us. It’s risky but interesting creatively"

At the end of a very busy year for Soho House, the group’s design director talks us through her plans

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"Millennials are investing more in experiences versus physical things"

How millennial travellers are transforming hotel design

The Newspaper Cafe in Jinhua Architecture Park, China
Born in Kobe, Japan and later growing up in New York, Mori has become a trailblazer for women in architecture around the world
"Every decision you make, you should think seven generations ahead"

From a compressed earth cultural centre in Senegal to the sleek Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Mori’s work shares a clarity of purpose

The Albert restaurant interiors playfully explore the world of the artist and scientist
"Millennials are pushing us architects to design hotels with distinct personalities"

Sameness is out, authenticity is in when it comes to designing for millennials says Greg Keffer

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Bespoke fitness manufacturer EXF has extended its relationship with Third Space, by supplying the luxury fitness group with London’s largest functional training rig at its Canary Wharf club.
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Bartok Design installs 'transformative' soaking tubs in SpaFusion at Pallazzo Varignana
Bartok Design creates traditional Japanese soaking tubs
Lauren Heath-Jones
Bartok Design, a Japan-based supplier of Ofuro (Japanese bathtubs), has completed a major installation at the newly opened SpaFusion at ...
John Pawson reimagines oil lantern for Wästberg
The Holocene No. 4 reflects Pawson's pared-back style and neutral palette
Lauren Heath-Jones
Swedish lighting company Wästberg has expanded its Holocene collection, with a new addition, Holocene No. 4, designed by acclaimed architect ...
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 ...
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Artemide excites with latest lighting collection
Designer Alejandro Aravena created O to 'reconcile the needs of the natural and the urban environment'
Lauren Heath-Jones
Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), Herzog and de Meuron, Neri & Hu, MAD Architects and Elemental, the firm of Pritzker winner ...
Tredje Natur launches Climate Tile to bring green spaces to urban settings
Tredje Natur has installed the pilot system of its Climate Tile system in the Nørrebro area of Copenhagen
Lauren Heath-Jones
Danish company Tredje Natur (Third Nature) has recently installed the pilot system of its innovative street paving system in the ...
Designworks launches new glow-in-the-dark tile collection
The tiles contain light-absorbing luminous pigments so they glow-in-the-dark
Lauren Heath-Jones
High-end tile supplier Designworks has created a range of illuminous mosaic tiles for commercial use. Designed to bring light into ...
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Aotta launches sound panels made from hemp husks
The panels are designed to maintain 'healthy spaces' and consist of Hemp husks fashioned into a natural porous membrane that absorbs sound
Lauren Heath-Jones
Russian design studio Aotta has developed a range of eco-friendly, sound-absorbing panels made from the waste products of hemp seeds. ...
Zaha Hadid Design partners with Royal Thai to create carpet collection celebrating Zaha Hadid's legacy
The carpets capture Hadid's notable use of layering and interweaving as well as her use of light and shadow
Lauren Heath-Jones
Zaha Hadid Design has partnered with carpet manufacturer Royal Thai to create a new carpet collection inspired by the work ...
Dornbracht launches 'next generation' experience shower
Rainmoon is an innovative sensory shower experience designed for use in the home
Dornbracht is taking experience showers to the next level with its multi-sensory Rainmoon concept. “Rainmoon is a culmination of bliss ...