CLADmag 2016 issue 2
On the cover: David Adjaye
David Adjaye, Architect
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Editor’s letter: Defending the public realm
Good public space is vital for wellbeing, says Liz Terry
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CLAD people: Vo Trong Nghia
Pushing green design practices and caring for the natural world
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CLAD people: Susan Ungaro & James Biber
On the winners of the James Beard Foundation's Outstanding Restaurant Design Awards
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Interview: David Adjaye
Ahead of the launch of the National Museum of African American History & Culture, its designer tells us what the project means to him
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Interview: Alejandro Aravena
This year’s Pritzker Prize winner on the importance of leisure
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Interview: Aaron Richter
As high end fitness chain Equinox prepares to enter the hotel market, its VP of design sets out his plans
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In conversation: MVRDV
From flooding old shopping malls to revolutionising housing, MVRDV’s founders like to do things differently
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Interview: Andre Fu
The Hong Kong-based designer on his transportative year
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CLADmag 2016 issue 2
On the cover: David Adjaye
David Adjaye, Architect

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Biophilic Design: Greening the City
The architects behind some of Singapore’s greenest buildings explain how urban density and nature can go hand in hand
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Interview: David Gianotten
Maybe it’s time for architects to move away from the competition model and start taking control says OMA partner David Gianotten
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Spa & Wellness: Forest fantasy
Phuket’s entrepreneurial Somnam family decided they wanted to create a resort with a difference for the island Keemala was the result
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Total football: Total architecture
FC Barcelona is taking on its rivals with its ambitious €600m expansion project Kim Megson speaks to the architects involved
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In the spotlight: Tadao Kamei
Nikken Sekkei’s CEO tells us how the firm is drawing on more than 100 years of experience to design Barcelona’s new Camp Nou stadium
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CLADkit: Product design
New products from Philippe Starck Bottega Veneta and more
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company profile
Company profile: The Wellness
Through boundless insights, The Wellness specialises in innovation and sustainability of design, engineering, construction and after-sales services of spa, pools, fitness, leisure and other spaces for the hospitality and wellness industries.
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The Giant’s Causeway Visitor Centre opened in 2012. It was shortlisted for the Stirling Prize in 2013
"This museum is not about being stuck in the past. It’s about inspiring the younger generation"

Kath Hudson takes a look at the many challenges of designing and building the Palestinian Museum on the West Bank ahead of its summer opening

The wellness kitchen is designed to be an open, sociable space
"I’ve used my own life as a living lab to study the hurdles from a busy career mom’s perspective"

Veronica Schreibeis Smith couldn’t find a kitchen which worked for her plant-based diet, so she invented the wellness kitchen

The lap pool acts as a central spine for four ‘floating’ pavilions housing the living/dining/kitchen area
the master bedroom suite and two guest cottages
"Even brushing your teeth in the right space can elevate a daily routine into a ritual"

With a lap pool at the heart of the home, this property is a sanctuary for Rene Gonzalez

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The arena can be seamlessly converted from a 12,000-seat venue for major events into a more intimate 4,000-seat space
Mike Trice
"It’s unique the way we’ve delivered it as an architectural piece"

Populous' Bristol Arena winning entry

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 museum is embedded into the peak of Mount Kronplatz and features a viewing platform
Peter Irmscher, senior architect, Zaha Hadid
"The brief said you had to be able to walk through it with ski boots on"

A year on from the opening of Zaha Hadid’s Messner Mountain Museum, project architect Peter Irmscher talks us through the highs and lows of the development

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Ben van Berkel believes practices will all become ‘arch tech’ firms
"We’re living in the age of the iPhone, yet the architecture and construction industries are still in the Walkman phase"

On the launch of his tech startup

The Han Show Theatre
Ray Winkler (left) and Cristina Garcia (right)
"Mark definitely wasn’t a minimal architect – his designs were outrageous, big, splashy, noisy and extravagant"

The Wuhan Movie Theme Park and Han Show Theatre

Greenwich Peninsula’s Upper Riverside features five towers and a 5km sculptural running trail
I want to use engineering to push the limits of expression
"We want to impress a child with this design and find elements that excite them. I want them to think, ‘Wow, this is where the Meridian Line passes through!’"

The controversial Spanish architect opens up about his critics, what inspires him and his £1bn vision for London

cladkit product news
Mather & Co and ITV unite to create Coronation Street Experience
Mather & Co has transformed the visitor centre into the ultimate haven for ardent Coronation Street viewers
Magali Robathan
Experience designers, Mather & Co, have orchestrated a remarkable collaboration with ITV to unveil the new Coronation Street Experience, a ...
CSI Design Expo Americas 2024 announces new Attractions & Entertainment Technology Zone
The event will allow buyers and suppliers to meet
Magali Robathan
Cruise Ship Interiors (CSI) invites cruise lines, shipyards, design studios, outfitters, and suppliers to take part in CSI Design Expo ...
Codelocks develops new glass door smart lock
The new lock model allows facilities and building managers to create and manage access via an app or online portal
Megan Whitby
Codelocks has launched its first glass door smart lock to bring intelligent access control to modern spa, leisure, fitness and ...
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Koto Design introduces wood-fired hot tub
Koto is known for crafting modular, energy-neutral cabins and homes
Katie Barnes
A striking wood-fired hot tub has been unveiled by Koto, an architecture and design studio which has a passion for ...
Alberto Apostoli and Newform collaborate to launch the A.Zeta showerhead
The showerhead offers two modes; rainfall or waterfall
Megan Whitby
Italian architect Alberto Apostoli has renewed his partnership with Newform – an Italian wellness company – and designed A.Zeta. A.Zeta ...
Eco Resort Network conference to convene in Mauritius this May
The event will be hosted in the Mauritius in 2024
Megan Whitby
Hospitality industry event Eco Resort Network is set to take place at the Ravenala Attitude Hotel, Turtle Bay, Mauritius, from ...
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Eden project uses drones to spell out climate change warning
Magali Robathan
Almost 300 drones were used to signal an environmental message above the Eden Project’s biomes, during the UN Climate Change ...
Alberto Apostoli designs tech-forward Wellness Therapy furniture collection for Varaschin
The furniture collection draws on absolute geometries, pure lines, neutral colours and strong references to nature
Megan Whitby
Furniture manufacturer Varaschin has unveiled the new Wellness Therapy range, designed by Italian spa and wellness architect and designer Alberto ...
Siminetti unveils iridescent decorative panelling range inspired by plants
The Clematis design
Megan Whitby
The Botanicals is Siminetti’s newest Mother of Pearl decorative panelling collection, inspired by the distinctive patterns found in botany and ...