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The hotel offers guided day trips on a private yacht to explore the local scenery and wildlife

Building in paradise

Project architect Humberto Plaza
The Galapagos islands are among the most precious places on Earth. What building challenges does this present? Ecuadorian architect Humberto Plaza talks to Kath Hudson about designing eco-hotel Pikaia Lodge
On top of an active volcano, with year round sunshine, spectacular views of one of the most beautiful places in the world and home to giant tortoises, this site in
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The running tracks in the airport are colour coded: red for arrivals and blue for departures. White stenciled symbols direct passengers to the correct part of the building

Naoko Ito

Naoko Ito Chief creative officer, Party
Naoko Ito Chief creative officer, Party Project: Narita Airport Terminal 3, Tokyo, Japan
Japanese creative lab Party are behind the innovative design of Narita Airport’s Terminal 3, which features a running track designed to help passengers find their way through the airport. A
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The form of the building was inspired by gymnasts’ ribbons; lighting on the façade makes it look as though the stadium is ‘fluttering’. Unusually for an Olympic stadium, it is perfectly circular

Baku to the future!

Azerbaijan is investing in architecture, sport and tourism to establish itself as a major destination. This year, it hosts the European Games at the newly opened Baku Olympic Stadium. Kath Hudson reports
Baku, Azerbaijan’s capital city, was awarded the inaugural 2015 European Games in December 2012. This oil rich country was the only bidder, which makes it no less of an achievement,
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Bill Hillier and Tim Stonor

Space Syntax

Space Syntax explores the science of human behaviour for cities, urban places and buildings. Director Bill Hillier and managing director Tim Stonor tell Katie Buckley and Alice Davis how their approach works
The social housing of 1960s London gets a bad rap these days, but when the structures were being built, a student named Bill Hillier found them exciting. Fascinated, he’d find
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The SFMOMA - New entrances will also make the museum accessible from every direction

Kjetil Trædal Thorsen

Kjetil Trædal Thorsen trained at the University of Technology in Graz, Austria. He is a founding partner of Snøhetta and is based in the practice's Oslo office
Snøhetta’s founding partner talks about the expansion of SFMOMA, the September 11 Memorial Pavilion in New York and the importance of blurring professional borders. Rhianon Howells reports
Given Norway’s rich tradition of folklore, the story of the naming of Snøhetta – the Oslo-based integrated design practice, embracing architecture, landscape architecture, interior design and brand design – has
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The changing and reception areas use a muted colour palette to create a calming fee

Gabriel Gomera

Gabriel Gomera
Gabriel Gomera designer Project: R3 Fitness Centre, Manresa, Spain
Faced with a very tight budget and a small space, Spanish architect Gabriel Gomera decided to let light play centre stage at the R3 fitness centre in Manresa, Spain. The
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The Serial Classic exhibit includes a collection of cars reworked by a variety of artists

Rem Koolhaas

Rem Koolhaas Founder, OMA
Rem Koolhaas Founder, OMA Project: Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy
OMA, the architectural practice founded by Rem Koolhaas, have converted a former industrial complex in Milan, Italy, into a new home for designer Miuccia Prada’s Fondazione Prada. Fondazione Prada was
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Carlo Ratti’s Future Food District

Milan Expo 2015

It’s had its share of problems, but Milan Expo 2015 is now well underway. Alice Davis and Magali Robathan take a look around and speak to some of the pavilion designers
Milan Expo 2015 kicked off on 1 May, with a lavish opening ceremony that featured a performance by Andrea Bocelli and a video link with the Pope. It’s a huge
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The group’s Zil Pasyon resort in the Seychelles, which is due to open late 2015

Craig Cogut

Craig Cogut founded Pegasus in 1996 and serves as chair and president
In 2012, Pegasus Capital Partners bought the Asia-based resort and spa company Six Senses with a view to its global expansion. Three years on, the firm’s founding partner tells Rhianon Howells what they’ve achieved so far and where they go next
At first glance, Pegasus Capital Advisors’ decision to buy Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas three years ago may have seemed a little surprising. After all, the US-based ­private equity firm
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The adaptive façade can be used to promote forthcoming events

Mike Trice and George Ferguson

George Ferguson
Mike Trice senior principal, Populous George Ferguson Bristol Mayor Project: Bristol Arena, Bristol, UK
International architecture firm Populous were chosen in March to design the £90m Bristol Arena in Bristol, UK. The winning team, comprising of Populous (with Feilden Clegg Bradley, BuroHappold and Vanguardia)
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The World Trade Center’s steel ‘tridents’ inside the Memorial Pavilion’s atrium

A museum for everyone

From the architecture and exhibition design to the content and visitor experience, every aspect of the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York had to be meticulously planned. Museum director Alice Greenwald talks Alice Davis through the process
Never before has a museum been built to tell the story of an event that was witnessed by a third of the world’s population. On September 11 2001, people across
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The Han Show Theatre

Ray Winkler and Cristina Garcia

Ray Winkler is Managing director of Stufish Entertainment Architects
Cristina Garcia is Principal of KPF Architect

The Wuhan Movie Theme Park and the Han Show Theatre have opened in Wuhan, China, the final project of the late Mark Fisher and the first permanent buildings for him
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The installation uses new liquid crystal technology developed by researchers to create the rainbow

Daan Roosegaarde

Founder, Studio Roosegaarde
Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde’s latest light installation, Rainbow Station, can be seen every night in Amsterdam’s Central Station until the end of the year. As a celebration of the station
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Kiruna’s sub-Arctic climate means that the sun never rises in winter and never sets in summer

Moving Kiruna

When White Arkitekter won the competition to relocate the Arctic town of Kiruna to stop it being swallowed up by its mine, they knew they had a real opportunity on their hands. The CEO and social anthropologist tell Magali Robathan how culture and leisure will play a central role in the new Kiruna
In February 2013, Swedish architectural practice White Arkitekter won an international competition to design a 20 year masterplan for the relocation of the Swedish town of Kiruna. Kiruna has to
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The two firms collaborated on the design of the Dubai World Expo 2020 bid master plan

Bill Hellmuth

Bill Hellmuth CEO, HOK Sport + Recreation + Entertainment
Bill Hellmuth, president of global architecture practice HOK, is “excited” by the firm’s recent re-entry into the sports sector. Speaking to CLADmag’s sister publication Sports Management, Hellmuth said the acquisition
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Van Berkel brought ideas from museum design to the Galleria Centercity in Cheonan

Dutch master

Ben van Berkel
UNStudio co-founder Ben van Berkel talks about healthy buildings, theatre design and his fascination with art and commerce. Alice Davis reports
Since 1988, Ben van Berkel and his business partner, urban planner Caroline Bos, have championed a collaborative approach to architecture, first through the Van Berkel & Bos Architectuurbureau, and then
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In Isono’s main dining room, exposed steel structural columns have been kept in their raw form

Joyce Wang

Joyce Wang Principal, Joyce Wang Studio
Hong Kong restaurants Isono and Vasco represent the latest offering from rising interior design star Joyce Wang, whose Mott 32 Bar & Restaurant in Hong Kong won the World Interior
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The design features raised walkways to protect the jungle floor

Heather Henninger and Nathan Stevenson

Founder and CFO, Yanami Healing
The construction of Yamani Healing, a new eco-design hotel, destination spa and healing centre in Mexico’s Riviera Maya is due to start later this year, following the announcement of a
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The footprint of the building was defined by the triangular shape of the site, says MacEwen
DMAC’s Dwayne MacEwen
"The hotel concept came late in the game, but it was an inspired idea"

The newly renovated Chicago Midtown Athletic Club features a boutique hotel, a pool-come-ice rink and spaces designed by Venus Williams

ABA have designed four residential towers with leisure space for the Greenwich Peninsula scheme
Alison Brooks
"The profession is changing"

We need to help the public understand that architects are on their side, argues The Smile designer

A bronze mesh allows sound energy to reach the hall’s walls, improving the acoustics
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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

West 8 helped to design an ‘Art Park’ for the West Kowloon Cultural District in Hong Kong
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

Ratti’s floating plaza will incorporate a range of public facilities
"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

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"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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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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 ...
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 ...