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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
Company profile: Polin Group
Market leader in design, manufacturing and installation of waterslides and water leisure developments.
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The Three Sisters restaurant looks out onto the mountains
"Sam was such a champion for the team, and my goal is simply to carry that same torch"

As Blackberry Mountain resort opens in Tennessee, we find out why the project is a deeply personal one for owner Mary Celeste Beall

SHL managing director Sanne Wall-Gremstrup (right) and Perkins+Will CEO Phil Harrison
"Most clients are very focused on how buildings are used and experienced as the primary design driver"

The MD of Schmidt Hammer Lassen and the CEO of PerkinsWill tell us why their merger will help create smarter buildings driven by human behaviour

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Olga Polizzi went to Rome Art School before joining the design department at Forte Hotels
Olga Polizzi is director of design for Rocco Forte Hotels and also owns two of her own hotels
"On Via Sistina, everything breathes history. At the same time I wanted to reflect the modern hunger for the fantastical - Tommaso Ziffer"

Following the highly anticipated launch of Rome’s Hotel de la Ville, Rocco Forte’s director of design reflects on a fascinating project

The Center for Sustainable Landscapes in Pittsburgh, US
José Almiñana
"We are committed to designing evocative landscapes informed by the best environmental science"

The Andropogon principal on pushing the boundaries of landscape design for the benefit of humans and nature

The museum features 3,400 square metres of archaelogical gardens
Elizabeth de Portzamparc
"We need to stop the destruction of our world through predatory practices. We need to think of the future"

The architect behind Nimes’ Musée de la Romanité on designing to counter loneliness and the need for more cultural buildings

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"It was born from the sheer anxiety of having to submit something brilliant in a very short timescale"

How a moment of desperation led to BIG’s CopenHill, the clean power plant that’s doubling as a skiing and leisure destination. Magali Robathan speaks to the architects that made it happen

Alcide Leali Jnr
"Wellness embraces the entire holiday experience"

The design of the newly-opened Lefay Resort and Spa Dolomitti in Italy aims to celebrate and protect its spectacular surroundings

The Electric Lemon restaurant features glamorous interiors by Rockwell Group
"Further hotels have been confirmed for Los Angeles, Santa Clara, CA, Seattle, Chicago and Houston"

Rockwell Group and Joyce Wang on the inspirations behind the guest rooms, public spaces, spa and gym at Equinox Hotel Hudson Yards

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The design of the columns was inspired by the sea
Magali Robathan
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Christie laser projectors power new Five Senses Bubble dome theatre
The dome aims to integrate technology with arts and culture
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Acoustical consulting firm Jaffe Holden provided architectural acoustics and audio/video design services for the recently opened Academy Museum of Motion ...
Cosm unveils Experience Centre with ‘one of a kind’ LED dome
The new Experience Centre houses a 20m LED dome
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Cosm, a global technology company that builds end-to-end solutions for immersive experiences, has unveiled its Experience Centre which houses a ...
Fabio Alemanno Design uses elegant semi-precious stones to create memorable spa experiences
Alemanno believes the stones are well-placed in the spa environment thanks to their capacity to positively support physical and mental health
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LianTronics’ glasses-free 3D Star Trek LED screen attracts attention
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LianTronics’ giant curved LED wall with stunning glasses-less 3D spaceship display effect has attracted many on the street of Chengdu, ...
Diamond balloon concept merges tourist attraction with advertising billboard
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Alberto Apostoli and Newform collaborate to launch the A.Zeta showerhead
The showerhead offers two modes; rainfall or waterfall
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Italian architect Alberto Apostoli has renewed his partnership with Newform – an Italian wellness company – and designed A.Zeta. A.Zeta ...
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