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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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The museum consists of four galleries, built into the surrounding sand dunes

THE BIG TEAM - Finn Norkjaer

Bjarke Ingels credits BIG’s enormous success to the creative team he has built around him, and the studio now has partners spread across the world. Each brings something markedly different to the table, as Kim Megson and Magali Robathan find out
Finn Norkjaer came onto the scene back in 2001, when Bjarke Ingels and Julien De Smedt had just won their first competition, for the Aquatic Center in Aalborg, Denmark. Norkjaer
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The Enea Tree Museum near Lake Zurich features 50 trees complemented by varied sculptures

Enzo Enea

ENZO ENEA
Swiss landscape architect, Enzo Enea, has designed more than 1,000 gardens for hotels, spas and museums, as well as privately for the Queen of Bahrain and Prince Charles. He talks to Kath Hudson about saving trees, creating outdoor rooms and working with Zaha Hadid
What inspired you to become a landscape architect? My love of nature began as a child, when I spent summers at my grandfather’s farm in Italy. I used to help
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Libeskind brought music to spaces such as a hospital surgical room

Daniel Libeskind

Daniel Libeskind has designed a number of public spaces that deal with difficult or painful historical events
Renowned architect Daniel Libeskind met Kim Megson in London to reflect on some of his career-defining projects, discuss his latest commissions, and share his passion for music
The renowned paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey is planning to build a museum like no other, located on the remote shores of Lake Turkana in northern Kenya. The site is not far
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Theatre specialists Charcoalblue were founded in 2004 and have offices in the UK, US and Australia

5 KEY TRENDS - Theatre design trends

With the 2017 World Architecture Festival celebrating ‘Performance’ as its theme, Kim Megson delves into the innovative world of theatre design, with the help of Charcoalblue founder Andy Hayles
Andy Hayles has worked in the world of theatre consultancy and design for the best part of two decades, and was a theatre electrician and lighting designer before that. He
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Passengers could travel from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in 12 minutes

THE BIG TEAM - Jakob Lange

Jakob Lange
Bjarke Ingels credits BIG’s enormous success to the creative team he has built around him, and the studio now has partners spread across the world. Each brings something markedly different to the table, as Kim Megson and Magali Robathan find out
“I’ve always been a bit of an inventor type,” says Jakob Lange, head of BIG Ideas, BIG’s technology-driven special projects unit. Lange founded BIG Ideas in 2014, when BIG’s plan
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The towers’ punched window openings reference the area’s historic industrial buildings

THE BIG TEAM - Thomas Christoffersen

Bjarke Ingels credits BIG’s enormous success to the creative team he has built around him, and the studio now has partners spread across the world. Each brings something markedly different to the table, as Kim Megson and Magali Robathan find out
Christoffersen was Ingels’ student at the Art Academy in Copenhagen back in the PLOT days, and he also became the firm’s first intern. He was involved in the early projects,
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The three cultural organisations are set around a flexible public space

THE BIG TEAM - Jakob Sand

Bjarke Ingels credits BIG’s enormous success to the creative team he has built around him, and the studio now has partners spread across the world. Each brings something markedly different to the table, as Kim Megson and Magali Robathan find out
Jakob Sand left his native Denmark in the early 2000s to work in Paris, first with Odile Decq and then with Dominique Perrault. Eventually he returned to Copenhagen, where mutual
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The Tegernsee site features a simple cubic building with clear lines

Christoph Ingenhoven

Christoph Ingenhoven has championed sustainable architecture for more than 30 years. He is Super Jury member at this year’s World Architecture Festival
Experience as a guest of the Lanserhof Lans medical spa meant Christoph Ingenhoven had a deep understanding of the challenges of designing for the European spa group. He talks to CLAD editor, Liz Terry
How did you get involved in the Lanserhof project? Thirteen or 14 years ago, I went to the Lanserhof in Lans to do the detox programme with a group of
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The BIG U high water barrier is 16km long, and incorporates community facilities

THE BIG TEAM - Kai-Uwe Bergmann

Bjarke Ingels credits BIG’s enormous success to the creative team he has built around him, and the studio now has partners spread across the world. Each brings something markedly different to the table, as Kim Megson and Magali Robathan find out
When Bergmann first met Ingels at the Venice Biennale in 2004, the two seemed destined to collaborate as Bergmann was planning his move to Copenhagen that same year. They met
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Marcel Wanders leads a multidisciplinary team of 40.

Marcel Wanders

Marcel Wanders leads a multidisciplinary team of 40. The studio is based in Amsterdam
The multi-disciplinary Dutch designer tells Kim Megson why he rejects minimalism and embraces chaos
In 1996, Marcel Wanders started life as a designer of furniture, lighting and tableware, before entering the world of interior design in the early 2000s. These days, he and designer
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The city will feature a huge range of cultural, sporting, retail and leisure facilities

THE BIG TEAM - Andreas Klok Pedersen

Bjarke Ingels credits BIG’s enormous success to the creative team he has built around him, and the studio now has partners spread across the world. Each brings something markedly different to the table, as Kim Megson and Magali Robathan find out
Andreas Klok Pedersen joined Ingels in 2004 during the PLOT days, straight after completing a Masters degree at the Aarhus School of Architecture. “He helped us with an exhibition we
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BIG’s design for Google’s Charleston East Campus aims to foster a sense of community

THE BIG TEAM - Daniel Sundlin

Bjarke Ingels credits BIG’s enormous success to the creative team he has built around him, and the studio now has partners spread across the world. Each brings something markedly different to the table, as Kim Megson and Magali Robathan find out
“I’ve always been interested in visual communication on one hand, and in issues of social consciousness on the other hand,” says Sundlin, who joined BIG as an intern in 2008.
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The stadium’s canopy membrane roof is an innovative new feature

Antonio Cruz

Antonio Cruz
Founder Cruz y Ortiz
Project: Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid The striking new home for Spanish football side Atletico Madrid has hosted its first match – a 1-0 win over La Liga side Malaga. The club
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VIA 57 West’s residential units surround a central courtyard garden

THE BIG TEAM - Beat Schenk

Bjarke Ingels credits BIG’s enormous success to the creative team he has built around him, and the studio now has partners spread across the world. Each brings something markedly different to the table, as Kim Megson and Magali Robathan find out
Beat Schenk started out working for Frank Gehry’s office in Los Angeles, before moving to Europe. He first met with Ingels when both were working under Rem Koolhaas at OMA,
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The Panda House features separate spaces for the male and female pandas

THE BIG TEAM- David Zahle

Bjarke Ingels credits BIG’s enormous success to the creative team he has built around him, and the studio now has partners spread across the world. Each brings something markedly different to the table, as Kim Megson and Magali Robathan find out
Zahle joined BIG as an intern in the early days, and helped win the practice its first major commission when he met the Danish developer Per Hopfner in his friend’s
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Mars Science City will explore the practical challenges of living on Mars

Bjarke Ingels

“If BIG had been founded for one project, it would have been Lego House,” says Ingels
As the Lego House opens in Denmark, BIG founder Bjarke Ingels talks to Magali Robathan about his love of Lego, his change of focus and the role of the collective in getting BIG to the top
We’re in a car with Bjarke Ingels. It’s almost midnight, and the Danish countryside can’t be seen in the pitch black outside. Heavy rain lashes against the windscreen. We pull
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The 85m-high sloped roof at the Amager Resource Center doubles as a ski slope

THE BIG TEAM - Brian Yang

Bjarke Ingels credits BIG’s enormous success to the creative team he has built around him, and the studio now has partners spread across the world. Each brings something markedly different to the table, as Kim Megson and Magali Robathan find out
US born Yang studied at The Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he applied to BIG for an internship and then coincidentally found out that Bjarke Ingels was one of
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Interview: Marcel Wanders on why he loves to embrace chaos
Marcel Wanders leads a multidisciplinary team of 40. The studio is based in Amsterdam
"I want to create things that show my love, my respect, my interest in the world"

The Dutch designer embraces chaos

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 85m-high sloped roof at the Amager Resource Center doubles as a ski slope
Brian Yang
"You can be an intern on your first day and be expected to contribute to the design conversation. That’s something driven strongly by Bjarke."

How the idea of putting a ski slope on a factory roof was born

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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

The BIG U high water barrier is 16km long, and incorporates community facilities
Kai-Uwe Bergmann
"BIG U is us starting the foundation work for a future resilient city."

The 'BIG culture ambassador' on the BIG U

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

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Andreas Klok Pedersen
"I say no more than yes. You need both sides – people presenting ideas and people not afraid to say if the idea isn’t good."

Discovering new talent and saying no

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