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Heron House, near Seattle meets the requirements of the Living Building Challenge

A love of nature

As a leading figure in the green building movement, Jason McLennan was determined to create the most sustainable home possible. He tells Tom Walker about the unexpected wellness benefits of his nature-inspired home
Designer Jason McLennan is considered one of the most influential people in the green building movement. He’s the founder and creator of the Living Building Challenge – one of the
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Brasserie Bob Bob Ricard features a Blue Dining Room inspired 
by the Orient Express

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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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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This unnamed project in Vietnam will focus on both education and health

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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The Riverpark Tower project is an adaptation of a forty-year-old concrete office building

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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An interactive Fun House is Snarkitecture’s design for Summer Block Party

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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Landscaping is an art form, and should be part of a contemporary discourse. It can be funny, ugly, emotional

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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UNSense aims to integrate technologies into the built environment

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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British materials and the history of London served as inspiration for the design

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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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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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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Community partners working on the Destination Crenshaw project

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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Meis has a number of high-profile projects in the pipeline, including a new home for AS Roma

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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Musée de la Romanité

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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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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Alsop once said that “architecture is the only profession that actually deals in joy and delight”

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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The biggest tree that was moved is nicknamed ‘King Tree’

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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The stainless steel façade reflects the changing lighting conditions

Sportcampus Zuiderpark

Creating a sense of movement was at the heart of the design concept for the building, which is wrapped in a twisting metallic ribbon
Architecture firm FaulknerBrowns have completed a dynamic €50m (US$61m, £44.4m) sports campus in the Hague’s historic Zuiderpark. Open to amateur and elite athletes and community users, the 34,000sq m (366,000sq
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Wellness kitchen
"I’ve used my own life as a living lab to study the hurdles from a busy career mom’s perspective"

Veronica Schreibeis Smith couldn’t find a kitchen which worked for her plant-based diet, so she invented the wellness kitchen

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Vastu Shastra: A matter of principle
"Vastu can be dated back to at least the 6th century and is deeply rooted in the physical and spiritual fabric of Hindu society"

Chris Godfrey of global architecture practice Hirsch Bedner, on bringing a spiritual dimension to residential architecture in India

The house was built on the site of an old garage in a residential area of west London
"I firmly believe that homes are for children as much as they are for adults"

Alex Michaelis and his partner have seven children. He designed their home to be full of fun

Mia Kyricos is senior vice president and global head of wellbeing for Hyatt Hotels Corporation
"We’re now smart enough to know that it’s the environments we choose to surround ourselves with that impact our health and wellness"

Home wellness is the future, says Hyatt’s global head of wellbeing

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"Even brushing your teeth in the right space can elevate a daily routine into a ritual"

With a lap pool at the heart of the home, this property is a sanctuary for Rene Gonzalez

Serenbe offers a varied fitness programme that includes group yoga. A growing body of research suggests that exercising outdoors is better for you than working out indoors
"We love being surrounded by people who teach us and make us better. Serenbe has also really enhanced our thinking about the value of nature and being outside on a daily basis"

Eliza Bacot and her husband Benton talk about living at Serenbe with their family

Architecture and mindfulness: Ben Channon
Ben Channon
"I hope architects gain a genuine understanding of how buildings and spaces affect our mental wellbeing and how their design can be tailored towards making people happier and healthier"

Ben Channon has written Happy by Design, a new book about how architecture affects our mental health. He explains how we can all be happier at home

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