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: Blu Spas, Inc.
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features
The design of the Da Sistina restaurant was inspired by traditional Roman trattoria
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

Three flights of wide steps invite the visitor into the building.
Alexander Schwarz
"Our aim was to create a place celebrating public space and accessibility"

The opening of the James-Simon- Galerie on Berlin’s Museum Island completes two decades of work for David Chipperfield Architects. The lead designer talks us through the building

The Pompidou Centre opened in Paris in 1977
Stephen Barrett (left) 
and John McElgunn (right) were both made partners at RSHP in 2016
"Leisure space – public space – is at the very root of democracy, and architecture is about democracy"

As RSHP completes its latest cultural project, we speak to two of its partners about why Richard Rogers isn’t leaving his succession to chance

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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 three new studios have brought drama to previously tired areas of the Les Mills gym
"We’ve designed the space so that the atmosphere is intimate"

Les Mills’ new studio spaces at its iconic Auckland City Gym showcase a trend away from masculine ‘grunty’ gyms to something altogether different

Interview: Blurred lines
Scott Lee became president of SB Architects in 2000. Tracy Lee founded TLee Spas in 2015
"We design to connect the guest to the place, positioning people at the centre of the design"

Architect Scott Lee and spa consultant Tracey Lee on marrying the worlds of design and wellness in a series of interesting projects

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Dror Benshetrit and Di-Ann Eisnor will head up the team
"We will work to fuse nature, design, technology, and community in our cities in order to measurably improve the lives of citizens"

High profile design hirings for the We Company

The interiors are by Hong Kong-based practice CCD with input from Jochman
Martin Jochman founded JADE+QA in 2013. He formerly worked for Atkins
"We didn’t want to put in any gimmicks. We wanted to create a building that’s inherently sustainable through passive sustainability"

When Martin Jochman set out to transform an old quarry into a luxury hotel, he faced some serious challenges

Elina Grigoriou
Elina Grigoriou
"Temperature, noise level and colour affect our stress levels. As designers we should be asking ourselves, how do these things match up?"

The London-based interior designer and wellness expert hopes her new book will help readers understand how to design with wellbeing in mind

cladkit product news
Alusid's Sequel collection combines craftsmanship and sustainability says founder
The Sequel collection is billed as the 'most waste-efficient and sustainable' on the market
Lauren Heath-Jones
Alusid, a creator of eco-friendly surfaces, has partnered with Parkside to launch the Sequel range, the brand's first collection of ...
Crown overhaul changing rooms at Saunton Sands spa
Crown Sports Lockers installed rain of Nebraska Oak clothes lockers with RFID Digilocks in the changing rooms
Lauren Heath-Jones
Saunton Sands Hotel in Devon, UK, has completed a £2m expansion of its spa and wellness facilities. The upgrade included ...
Tom Dixon Studio to relaunch iconic Pylon chair
Pylon was first designed more than 20 years ago
Lauren Heath-Jones
Originally conceived in his metal workshop in the early 90's, the Pylon chair was Dixon's attempt to create the world's ...
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Paul Kelley pushes 'technical boundaries' with modular furniture cube system
The system is designed to enable users to create multifunctional, adaptable pieces, where they are in complete control of the design and function of their furniture
Lauren Heath-Jones
British designer Paul Kelley has created a modular magnetic cube furniture system that enables users to create multifunctional, adaptable pieces, ...
BD Barcelona Design reveals Cristallo by the late Alessandro Mendini
Cristallo was the last design from acclaimed designer and architect Alessandro Mendini
Lauren Heath-Jones
Design Studio BD Barcelona Design has released Cristallo, a limited-edition cabinet designed by the late architect and designer Alessandro Mendini, ...
nea studio showcase seaweed's design potential with hand-crafted algae lamps
The seaweed lamps were inspired by Edwards Anker's ethos of incorporating local and organic materials in her designs to give them a sense of place
Lauren Heath-Jones
Nina Edwards Anker, a Brooklyn-based designer and founder of architecture and design practice nea studio, has created a new collection ...
cladkit product news
Duravit launches Tempano shower trays
The Tempano trays feature a state-of-the-art design that combines a linear slope with a high drainage rate
Lauren Heath-Jones
Duravit, a Germany-based bathroom fixtures company, has launched Tempano, a series of easy-to-install shower trays for the home. Available in ...
Mater partners with Ditzel family to create eco-friendly furniture using reclaimed plastic
The furniture uses plastic from recycled fishing nets
Lauren Heath-Jones
Mater, an ethical design brand based in Denmark, has launched a furniture collection made from plastic reclaimed from the ocean. ...
ZHD'S MEW Coffee Table explores relationship between surface and structure
The MEW Coffee Table is described as an investigation into the relationship between surface and structure
Lauren Heath-Jones
Zaha Hadid Design has partnered with Italian furniture design firm Sawaya & Moroni to create the Mew Coffee Table. The ...