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Wellness communities are designed to encourage physical activity

Living well

A backlash against suburban sprawl, an interest in healthier living and plenty of land have fuelled a growing demand for wellness communities in the US. Jane Kitchen investigates
Around the world, wellness communities are on the rise, with real estate firms, investors and the public seeing the benefits of creating and living in areas dedicated to health. Perhaps
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Kazakhstan’s National Pavilion, designed by Smith and Gill, formed a centrepiece at the Expo

Astana Expo

Astana Expo 2017 said goodbye to the last of its four million guests in September. So was it successful? Christian Lachel, creative director for the United States Pavilion, shares his highlights
Kazakhstan moved its capital from Almaty to Astana in 1998, and embarked on a fiendishly difficult task that has defeated many city planners: building a visionary, futuristic city that incorporates
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Venice Biennale president Paolo Baratta said design and civil society must be more closely connected

Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara

Curators 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale
The creation of vibrant and meaningful public spaces will be the focus of the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, curators Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara have revealed. The duo announced that
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The Loop ‘mechanical poetry’ installation at Montreal’s Place des Festivals

Montreal - Getting creative

Montreal’s transformation isn’t about lavish budgets or iconic projects, says Christopher DeWolf. Instead architects are changing the face of the city with a series of truly creative projects
A sea of people has gathered in the Place des Festivals, spilling around the corner onto Sainte-Catherine Street. The crowd is especially huge when you consider they are here to
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Kéré’s design is inspired by a tree in his hometown of Gando, Burkina Faso

Diébédo Francis Kéré

Kéré told CLAD that the value of great public spaces ‘cannot be measured by money’
Principal Kéré Architecture
This year’s Serpentine Pavilion, designed by Diébédo Francis Kéré, has been unveiled in London’s Hyde Park. Speaking to CLAD, the architect said the high-profile commission had given him an “exciting
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Museo Jumex in Mexico City was DCA’s first building in Latin America

David Chipperfield

The British architect talks to Magali Robathan about Brexit, our changing cities and the media’s hunger for controversy
The danger in architecture is that we’re being encouraged more and more to create signature buildings; things that are photogenic and that will look good in magazines,” says David Chipperfield.
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Beckham is determined to bring MLS soccer to the city of Miami

David Beckham

Beckham has purchased the land he needs for a stadium
Founder Miami Beckham United
David Beckham’s plans to launch a glamorous new Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise in Miami have taken a major step forward, with the county’s board of commissioners agreeing to sell
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The slender 381m-tall tower will have space for between one and four hotel rooms per storey

Thom Mayne

Thom Mayne
The Pritzker-winning founder of Morphosis is known for his bold approach to architecture. He tells Kim Megson about compellingness, criticism and why he’s building a skyscraper hotel next to Switzerland’s most famous thermal spa
The profession of architecture is so filled with grey personalities and corporate equivocators,” the late architect Lebbeus Woods once wrote, “that when an architect comes along who is uncompromising and
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Tokachi Millennium Forest is being marketed as having a sustaiable vision of 
a thousand years

Dan Pearson

As the new Garden Museum opens in London, garden designer Dan Pearson talks to Magali Robathan about his inspirations, the role of green space and his sadness at the fate of the Garden Bridge
The Garden Museum recently reopened in Lambeth, London. What do you think of Dow Jones Architects’ redevelopment? The architects have done a remarkable job of turning a heavy building into a
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An infinity pool looks out across the lake, Italian Alps and small towns and the hotel also has a private beach.

Beauty sleep?

Patricia Urquiola
When Patricia Urquiola was tasked with creating the first new hotel on Lake Como for years, she knew she had to get it right. She tells Magali Robathan how Il Sereno took shape
Opened in August 2016 but with its official opening this season, Il Sereno Lago di Como is a contemporary hotel designed by Patricia Urquiola on the banks of Italy’s Lake
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Centro Botín is the first building Italian architect Renzo Piano has designed in Spain

Centro Botín

The gallery’s two volumes are clad with an intricate ceramic skin reflecting the shifting colours of the sky and the sea
Renzo Piano has completed his first Spanish building; a bold new art museum on the waterfront of Santander. Designed in collaboration with Luis Vidal Architects, Centro Botín is formed of
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AL_A installed 11,000 hand-crafted tiles to create the ‘world’s first’ porcelain public courtyard

Amanda Levete

AL_A’s design concept for the project was to ‘make visible the invisible through large moves and small details alike’
Director AL_A
The largest building project undertaken by London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in over 100 years has opened to the public. Architect Amanda Levete and her firm AL_A have designed
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The flat floor configuration shown below could be suitable for immersive art shows and is one of many possible stage-audience configurations

Joshua Prince-Ramus

Prince-Ramus was the founding partner of OMA New York, before rebranding the firm as REX in 2006
The founder of REX Architecture and one-time OMA partner talks to Kim Megson about rejecting ‘starchitecture’, embracing philosophy and designing an arts centre at Ground Zero
Has there ever been a more prolific and consistent architectural talent factory than Rem Koolhaas’ Office of Metropolitan Architecture? Over four decades, the studio has launched the careers of a
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Dragon’s Eye

Into the wild

Inspired by Welsh legends, eight cabins have appeared across Wales as part of the Epic Retreats pop up hotel project
A dragon’s eye, King Arthur’s cave and Wales’s mining industry – these are the inspirations behind three of the eight pop up cabins that have launched in Wales as part
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The skygarden is separated into several zones along its lengthy route across downtown Seoul

Seoul Skygarden

The mayor of Seoul, Won-soon Park, has officially opened a 983 metre long botanical ‘floating walkway’ along a transformed city highway
Designed by Dutch architects MVRDV, the Skygarden, also known as Seoullo 7017, is a linear park featuring 24,000 plants, trees, shrubs and flowers from 200 local species – creating “a
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Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta

RCR Arquitectes

Project - Winners of the 2017 Pritzker Prize for Architecture
Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem and Ramon Vilalta were selected as the winners of the 2017 Pritzker Architecture Prize. The Pritzker award, which is widely regarded as architecture’s highest accolade, honours
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The walkway will make the forest more accessible, and provide views across the Gisselfeld estate

High achievers

From a glass slide a thousand feet up to a gravity defying staircase to nowhere, these observation structures are as impressive as the views they offer
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The OCT Loft development includes a range of interesting public areas that link the studios, bars, restaurants, shops and exhibition spaces

City of change

Shenzhen is growing at a spectacular rate, and leisure is at the heart of many of its new developments. Christopher DeWolf takes a look
Last February, when Tobias Berger took the stage at a Manila art fair to introduce the Old Bailey Galleries, a new contemporary art centre he runs in Hong Kong, the
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The Panda House features separate spaces for the male and female pandas
David Zahle
"I realised we’d created an environment where it was more about talent and trust than how much experience you had."

Designing the Panda House for Copenhagen Zoo

Beat Schenk: The BIG partner on Bjarke Ingels, OMA and VIA 57 West
Beat Schenk
"Bjarke was this young kid, quite brash and totally insane, but with really good energy, directing the team about what to do next."

On meeting Bjarke Ingels at OMA and VIA 57 West

The three cultural organisations are set around a flexible public space
Jakob Sand
"Maybe a project ends up looking like a BIG building, but there’s no blueprint. If you have a good idea, we will look at it, whether you’re an intern or a partner."

On BIG's French adventure

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Assemble built a pop up theatre in Southhampton, UK, inspired by the city’s passion for football
"Architecture is finally sloughing off its obsession with eternity"

Celebrating ephemeral architecture

The towers’ punched window openings reference the area’s historic industrial buildings
Thomas Christoffersen
"We were rooted in the traditions of Danish design, but inspired by what was happening elsewhere."

On the journey from being Bjarke Ingels' first intern to BIG partner

The Modern Art Center
Daniel Libeskind has designed a number of public spaces that deal with difficult or painful historical events
"Architecture can only thrive in a democratic environment"

The Polish-American architect on how his buildings explore memory and identity

Passengers could travel from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in 12 minutes
Jakob Lange
"I was screaming out loud – it was impossible to hold back. This was something that had never been done before."

Head of BIG Ideas shares the latest on Virgin Hyperloop One

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RIBA North announces winter lineup
RIBA North opens its new season with the Cerámica exhibition
Lauren Heath-Jones
The RIBA North architectural centre in Liverpool, UK, has announced its lineup of events and exhibitions for the winter season. ...
Ma Yansong debuts out of this world furniture collection
Ma Yansong was inspired by science fiction and the possibility of life on Mars
Lauren Heath-Jones
Curation-led design gallery Gallery ALL debuted the MAD Martian Collection at Design Miami. Designed by Ma Yansong, founder and principal ...
Brdr. Krüger to exhibit at IMM Cologne
The Theodor chair was named after studio co-founder Theodor Krüger
Lauren Heath-Jones
Danish furniture company Brdr. Krüger will showcase a range of new and existing pieces at international interiors show, IMM Cologne. ...
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Matteo Thun Atelier create hospitality collection inspired by Mediterranean atmosphere
The collection is designed to integrate with numerous architecture and interior projects across the hospitality sector
Kim Megson
The studio of Italian architect and designer Matteo Thun have produced a new range of wooden furniture designed for everything ...
Rockin' around the Christmas tree: Lasvit partners with the Upper House hotel and Yabu Pushelberg for bespoke Christmas project
The tree is designed to greet guests with a design and light experience as they enter the hotel
Lauren Heath-Jones
Lasvit has partnered with design firm Yabu Pushelberg to create a bespoke Christmas tree for The Upper House, a boutique ...
FAÇADE2017 winners
Ramboll was awarded for the Blavatnik Building, Switchouse Extension of the Tate Moder
Lauren Heath-Jones
A trio of British leisure facilities have been honoured in the Façade2017 awards. Established in 2013 by the Society of ...
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HawkinsBrown complete timber pool facility for 'swimming among the trees'
The space has been designed as 'a welcoming retreat that engages with the mature woodland setting through the use of natural materials and colour schemes'
Kim Megson
Architects HawkinsBrown have completed an elegant timber pool hidden among the trees for a school in the English county of ...
AB Concept partners with House of Tai Ping for luxurious rug collection
The collection was inspired by the idea of looking down at the world from a great height
Lauren Heath-Jones
Design house AB Concept has partnered with bespoke rug specialist Tai Ping to create Nephele, an exclusive line of handcrafted ...