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A range of events, workshops and performances bring the community together

Steve & Marie Nygren

In the US, where sprawling suburbs are king, Steve and Marie Nygren decided to create an alternative. As work starts on a new wellness hamlet as part of eco village Serenbe, Mia Kyricos and Magali Robathan find out how the founders are using architecture to foster a sense of community
The idea for ‘anti suburbia’ eco community Serenbe was born in 2000, when founders Marie and Steve Nygren spotted a bulldozer clearing trees on a neighbouring property. “It ignited in
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Butterfly wings are inspiring the next generation of solar power

Learning from nature

From creating breathable metals to copying how animals cool their homes, architects and designers are increasingly using the principles of biomimicry in their work. Christopher DeWolf takes a look at how the discipline is evolving
When Janine Benyus published her book, Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature, in 1997, she expected it to cause a stir in the academic world. She didn’t imagine it would help
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KSL announced plans to expand Miraval last year. The company would like to see around six new resorts in the US

Rich Weissmann, KSL International

Before KSL, Weissmann headed up the hospitality and gaming practice at Goldman Sachs
Last year, KSL Capital Partners became majority stakeholders of US destination spa Miraval. As the firm prepares to announce two new Miraval resorts, KSL partner Rich Weissmann explains its vision for the brand to Rhianon Howells
Miraval Resort & Spa, a nearly 20-year-old destination spa in Tucson, is arguably one of the best-known brands in the global spa industry – quite an achievement considering it is,
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The Las Palmas Water Theatre – a desalination plant that takes the form of an outdoor amphitheatre – was inspired by the Namibian fog-basking beetle

Michael Pawlyn

Michael Pawlyn
Exploration architects have built a global reputation for their work in biomimicry. Founder Michael Pawlyn tells Rhianon Howells why biology and architecture make great bedfellows
As one of the world’s leading biomimetic architects, Michael Pawlyn has always been as passionate about the natural environment as he is about the built. But it wasn’t until he
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Target Fields is easily accessible on foot and by public transport – an important part of the brief

Earl Santee

A well-designed sports stadium can transform a community, but there are no shortcuts to making it authentic, Populous principal Earl Santee tells Magali Robathan
Why did you become an architect? I've always loved to draw and through my teenage years I helped my dad with his construction firm. My love of art and building
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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 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 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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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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The interior showcases a mix of reclaimed industrial features and was designed by Studio C102

James Balfour, Giles Dean and Kevin Yates

1Rebel
After much anticipation and a raft of headlines, the first 1Rebel microgym has launched in the City of London, UK. The company, which aims to shake up the fitness industry
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The new town square features a 
circular town hall designed by 
Danish architect Henning Larsen. 
The historic clock tower will be moved from its existing location and rebuilt

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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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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The eco-friendly public plaza  where over 400 trees surround the reflecting pools

A Living Museum

The 9/11 Memorial Museum’s achievements in curation, in architecture and design, in storytelling and in technology should be celebrated. It’s a place of personal stories, collective memory, learning and inclusion
Never before has a museum been built to tell the story of an event that was witnessed by one-third of the world’s population. Across the globe, people stopped what they
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Spear kept many original features of the brick kiln in the spa including red bricks

Jim Spear

Katie Barnes talks to the man behind The Schoolhouse, a sustainable tourism enterprise – including a boutique hotel and spa – that he’s established in a remote village near the Great Wall of China
In 1986, American Jim Spear and his wife Liang Tang moved with their daughter to Beijing. Spear had a master’s degree in political science from UC Berkeley and took a
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There’s been a huge increase in the number of running groups, clubs and events, showing the public thirst to be more active

Active Design

Jacqueline Bennett looks at whether, by adopting a new approach to design and city planning, we can make our cities – and their populations – well again
Even Mick Cornett, the enterprising mayor of Oklahoma in the US, couldn’t have envisaged the huge impact his ‘We’re going to lose a million pounds’ campaign would have on the
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 The interior design is fun and eclectic, with bold patterns and prints.

Tim and Kit Kemp

Tim and Kit Kemp
Tim and Kit Kemp, founders, Firmdale Hotels
Tim and Kit Kemp, the founders of influential boutique hotel company Firmdale Hotels, have opened their latest property in London's Soho. The Kemps have described the project as their most
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The supertrees provide shade by day and come alive with lighting and projected media by night. Some of them feature photovoltaic cells and some act as air exhausts for the cooled conservatories

Paul Baker

Wilkinson Eyre's Paul Baker
Creating giant cooled conservatories in Singapore's subtropical climate in an environmentally sensible way required clever thinking, says Wilkinson Eyre's Paul Baker
Since opening in 2012, the £350m cooled conservatories at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore have won numerous awards – most recently the coveted RIBA Lubetkin Prize in September 2013
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The carnival will incorporate hands-on workshops

Brent Bushnell

Brent Bushnell, CEO, Two Bit Circus
Brent Bushnell, the co-founder and chief executive of high-tech amusement company Two Bit Circus, has announced the launch date for STEAM Carnival – an entertainment showcase that re-imagines the classic
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