CLADbook 2017


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Editor’s letter: Building positivity
In this first edition of CLADbook, we celebrate the people who are taking this vital industry forward, with their innovations, energy and creativity
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Development: Development pipeline
An index of new leisure architecture projects coming to fruition in the next few years
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Movers & Shakers: Bjarke Ingels
The Danish wunderkind has received international acclaim - mainly because he’s a yes-man at heart
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Movers & Shakers: Thomas Heatherwick
The maverick designer behind London’s Garden Bridge has made surprising his trademark. Here’s why
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Movers & Shakers: Jean-Michel Gathy
Gathy, a living legend in hospitality and spa design, says there’s no place for prima donnas in architecture
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Movers & Shakers: Clodagh
The Irish-born designer on why she’s motivated by making a positive impact, in architecture and in life
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Movers & Shakers: Michael Pawly
Biomimicry expert Pawlyn explains why architecture and biology make good bedfellows
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Movers & Shakers: David Rockwell
Rockwell has earned a global reputation by bringing drama to everything he works on. But, theatre’s in his blood
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Movers & Shakers: Rod Sheard & Chris Lee
Populous founder Sheard and the firm’s rising star Lee discuss the changing face of stadia design
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Movers & Shakers: Kjetil Trædal Thorsen
Snohetta’s portfolio of thoughtful works is growing at speed. Founding partner Thorsen shares the firm’s philosophy
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Events: Diary dates
Rounding up the major events in the global architecture, design and construction calendar
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Disruption: Rule breakers
Presenting a range of projects that fuse typologies, push boundaries and upturn expectations
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Water Innovation: Oceans of opportunity
Floating architecture is starting to take off . We talk to Waterstudio and ask: what’s its potential?
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Stadium Design: Field of jeans
Behind the scenes at a sports venue at the leading edge of technology, Levi’s Stadium
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Museums: Grand designs
The wow factor: when the world’s big-hitting architects meet big-budget cultural institutions
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Spa Design: Spas in their eyes
Top resort and spa designers share their creative process and sources of inspiration
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Child-Friendly Design: Making a play
Architects from Walt Disney Imagineering reveal the secrets of kid-centric design
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Immersive Design: Why immersion matters
Immersion is vital in the leisure sectors. We look at the keys to immersing guests in a space
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Retail Design: Designer labels
Charting the rise of the starchitect in the world of elite brands and their stores
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Restaurant Design: Setting the stage
We look at the theatre in restaurant design and some enduring projects from the New York scene
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Promotional feature: WTS International
Life’s great pleasures inspire WTS International’s foodie Spa in the Epicurean hotel, Florida
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Green Developments: Richard Hassell, WOHA
Richard Hassell tell us how buildings can bring wellbeing to people, even in high-density cities
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Green Developments: Professor Jason Pomeroy, Pomeroy Studio
A leading architect explains how green buildings can positively effect their surroundings
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Green Developments: Gordon Gill, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill
Sustainability is an integral aspect of our design philosophy, not an additional approach
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Sustainable Sports: Design Good sports
Explore the myriad ways to design a sustainable sports venues and help local communities
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Green accreditation: Five star sustainability
BREEAM-certified hotels lead the way in green architecture, and save money too
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Research: High expectations
Economists investigate whether a famous architect can help a developer build a taller building
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Architects & Fiction: Multi story
Delve into the world of architectural fiction as architects learn to tell (more literal) stories
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Placemaking: Build and they will come
Attractions and tourism are inextricably linked, and architects play a vital role in the relationship
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Architects In Film: Character building
What kind of personalties do architects have, and do the movies hold the answer?
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CLAD people: Richard Rogers
Rogers calls on architects to contribute to the public good and defend public spaces
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CLAD people: Philippe Starck
Starck, who’s been breaking the rules since the 60s, talks about his ‘inflatable’ health club
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CLAD people: Irene Forte
Rocco Forte’s daughter says simplicity is the secret behind her new spa concept
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CLAD people: Joyce Wang
Interior designer Wang asks people to think intellectually about space
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CLAD people: Naoko Ito
Ito shares the thought processes behind the running track design at Narita Airport
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CLAD people: Wolfgang Buttress
The artist on his famous Hive, which has found a permanent home at Kew Gardens
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CLAD people: Carsten Holler
It’s impossible to travel down a slide without smiling, says the man behind ArcelorOrbit’s winding attraction
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CLAD people : Tim Stonor
Through a new academy, Stonor is bringing Space Syntax methodology to architects and planners everywhere
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Contacts: CLAD profiles
Find out more about architects, designers, consultancies and suppliers, across the industry
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CLAD Suppliers: Contacts
Find out more about suppliers, across the industry
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Company profile: Willmott Dixon
Willmott Dixon delivers the social infrastructure that people depend on in their daily lives. We partner with our customers to focus on the services they want to provide, not just the building we construct, and we are committed to achieving a higher social purpose through our work.
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Mahdavi designed pastel interiors for the recently opened Laduree store and cafe in Tokyo
After working for Christian Liaigre in Paris, Mahdavi launched her practice in 1999
"I never thought it was a talent. I just did it very naturally, without thinking"

The ‘queen of colour’ on her nomadic childhood, being fearless and choosing the exact right shade of pink for the Sketch Gallery restaurant

The Richmond BridgePark plan proposes repurposing an old bridge to create a pedestrian and cycle pathway
"Infrastructure is the manifestation of our collective investment in the functioning of our urban places"

FromLA'sRiver Projectto thetransformationof NewYork’s Erie CanalBuro Happold'sAliceShay explores some of the world's mostinnovativeadaptivereuseprojects

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The stadium features a range of bars as well as an onsite craft beer microbrewery
Populous’ Christopher Lee has designed more than 30 stadia across five continents
"Our new stadium and wider scheme has been developed to deliver an unrivalled fan experience and significant benefits to our local community. We want to make this venue a world class sports and entertainment destination for everyone, in our birthplace of Tottenham - Daniel Levy, Tottenham Hotspur FC chair "

Tom Walker exploresthe storybehind TottenhamHotspur’sgroundbreakingnew footballstadium

Cucinelli’s Monument to Human Dignity was unveiled in September 2018 within the Park of Dignity
"It would be great if today’s men left as a legacy for the future some architectural and humanistic monuments for the next hundred, three hundred, one thousand years"

BrunelloCucinelli has madehisfortune from cashmere and has used hiswealthto restoreandrevive theItalian hamlet he callshome. Wefindout more

CLAD people: Jean Nouvel
Jean Nouvel Architect
"It has spaces inside that exist nowhere else"

On the National Museum of Qatar

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Fu has a masters in architecture from Cambridge University
"I wanted to go deeper than the stereotypical concept of lanterns, junks and temples"

Drawing on his childhood memories for the St Regis Hong Kong

Mikyoung Kim created a sculptural fog fountain for Chapel Hill
Mikyoung Kim
"Nature isn’t rigid. It’s open-ended; that’s its beauty"

The Boston-based landscape architect on blending art and science to design creative spaces that bring communities closer

Ninety per cent of 
the site’s trees will be preserved, with the rest used as wood for furniture
"Like other cultural institutions, libraries provide something that the internet cannot: genuine human interaction"

How excitingnewprojects arechanging theface oflibrarydesign

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