CLADbook 2018


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Editor’s letter: Open invitation
In this, the second edition of the yearly CLADbook, we celebrate eight of the many architects and designers we have interviewed over the course of the past year for our sister publication CLADmag
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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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Events: Diary dates
Rounding up the major events in the global architecture, design and construction calendar
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People: CLAD interviews
Eight top architects and designers share their philosphies, outlooks and most intriguing projects
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CLAD interview: Jeanne Gang
Studio Gang’s founder on rethinking the theatre and the aquarium
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CLAD interview: David Chipperfield
David Chipperfield on architecture in a changing Europe
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CLAD interview: Santiago Calatrava
Multi-disciplinary visionary architect Santiago Calatrava on being artist, technician, engineer and more
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CLAD interview: Marcel Wanders
The multi-disciplinary Dutch designer on rejecting minimalism and embracing chaos
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CLAD interview: Lyndon Neri
Neri & Hu’s co-founder on hospitality design and changing attitudes in China
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CLAD interview: Daniel Libeskind
The renowned architect reflects on the defining museum projects of his career
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CLAD interview: Bjarke Ingels
The Danish architect on Lego and Lego House and the culture at BIG
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CLAD interview: Peter Zumthor
In a rare interview, the Swiss architect talks about LACMA and the role of emotions in his work
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Disruption: Rule breakers
Presenting a range of products that fuse typologies, push boundaries and upturn expectations
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Hospitality: Slumber party
We investigate what the world’s top hotel chains are doing to charm and impress travelling millennials
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Sports Venue Design: Creating audiences
We talk to HOK, AECOM, MANICA and Populous about engaging sports fans through architecture
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Hospitality: Rooted interest
From hotels in trees to hotels covered in trees, we hope this green trend continues to grow
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Experience Design: Finger on the pulse
Global experience design firms share their top trends of the year for the leisure sector
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Inclusive Design: Water wonderland
How an attraction owner/operator created a universally accessible waterpark from scratch
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New Openings: Standing out
The past year saw a slew of innovative sports venues opening. What makes these projects special?
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Gym Design: Body beautiful
Gyms are often overlooked in terms of design, but these fitness facilities are bucking that trend
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Urban Planning: Planning for health
Space Syntax research is helping define how urban professionals can achieve healthy outcomes for all
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Resilient Design: Flood mitigation
Cooper Robertson’s Scott Newman shares his expertise on mitigating flood risks
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Movement Analytics: Data-led design
Movement Strategies’ Simon Owen on how data capture and analysis can instruct the design phase
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Building Standards: Human sustainability
Buildings affect our health and our health-related behaviours, says the WELL Building Institute
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Disruption: Spa shake-up
Spa design expert Adria Lake on why it’s time for urban hotels to overturn outdated spa concepts
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Themed Design: The value of research
Scott A Lukas urges designers to get out and explore themed environments with an analytical eye
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Products: CLADkit
A selection of innovative products and designs from leisure industry suppliers
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Contacts: CLAD profiles
Find out more about architects, designers, consultancies and 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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