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CLADmag 2019 issue 2
On the Cover: Daniel Libeskind
The latest on the museum for Humankind
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Editor's letter: New life for old infrastructure
Reusing obsolete infrastructure results in creative projects and more sustainable construction
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CLAD people: Andre Fu
Drawing on his childhood memories for the St Regis Hong Kong
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CLAD people: Madeleine Kessler and Manijeh Verghese
Ambitious plans for the British Pavilion at next year’s Venice Biennale
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CLAD news:
The latest news from around the world
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Interview: India Mahdavi
The ‘queen of colour’ on her nomadic childhood, being fearless and choosing the exact right shade of pink for the Sketch Gallery restaurant
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Interview: Maria Warner Wong
Creating spaces that connect their users to the natural world can help protect the planet, argues WOW Architects’ co founder
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News feature: Ngaren museum
Professor Richard Leakey has enlisted Daniel Libeskind to create an extraordinary museum of humankind in the rugged Kenyan landscape
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Interview: Mikyoung Kim
The Boston-based landscape architect on blending art and science to design creative spaces that bring communities closer
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New Opening: River retreat
With a rich history, a unique location and a spa on a floating barge, the newly opened Monkey Island Estate was worth the wait
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Urban Development: A new skyline
As New York’s newest neighbourhood takes shape, we check out the buildings of Hudson Yards and speak to SOM’s David Childs
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CLADmag 2019 issue 2
On the Cover: Daniel Libeskind
The latest on the museum for Humankind

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Restoration: Designing with soul
BrunelloCucinelli has madehisfortune from cashmere and has used hiswealthto restoreandrevive theItalian hamlet he callshome. Wefindout more
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Urban Regeneration: New life
FromLA'sRiver Projectto thetransformationof NewYork’s Erie CanalBuro Happold'sAliceShay explores some of the world's mostinnovativeadaptivereuseprojects
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Wellness: Hidden treasure
KimMegsonvisitstheaward-winning ChabléYucatánResort&Spa
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Wellness: Living well
A lookat thegrowingwellness lifestyle realestatemarketin the MiddleEast and North Africa
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Culture: Book club
How excitingnewprojects arechanging theface oflibrarydesign
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Sport: A new dawn
Tom Walker exploresthe storybehind TottenhamHotspur’sgroundbreakingnew footballstadium
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Last word: Robert Henke
Onthecreationofthenew boutiqueHolmesHotelLondon
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Company profile: Willmott Dixon
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features
Contrast between light and dark spaces has been used at the Rtiz Carlton Kyoto
"The difference between a hotel and a ryokan is that a hotel is more public and a ryokan is less intense and more intimate"

Across Japan, architects are giving traditional ryokans a modern makeover with surprising results. We take a look

An HBA-designed spa hammam for KAEC, Saudi Arabia
Inge Moore is launching new design studio MUSE
"Spas and fitness spaces have been totally neglected"

On bringing a sense of fun to spa and gym design

West 8 worked on the $90m revitalisation of Longwood’s Main Fountain Garden in Pennsylvania
Adriaan Geuze
"The profile of landscape architecture has been raised by international cities competing with one another"

How the West 8 founder is using the healing power of nature on a Korean site with a turbulent history

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Steve and Marie Nygren
Steve and Marie Nygren
"The vision was to create a community that feels as though it’s always been there"

Eco community Serenbe was launched in the heart of the Giorgia countryside to provide an alternative to the traditional American suburb. As work starts on a new wellness hamlet, we speak to the founders

CopenHill is part of an extensive regeneration of the former industrial dockland area of Amager
"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

The mushroom motif draws on both fantasy and history, Bensley says
Bill Bensley's latest resort project is on the site of a former university
"In this very competitive world of hospitality design it’s paramount that everything we do is original"

The inspiration behind his new Vietnam resort

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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

The museum consists of four galleries, built into the surrounding sand dunes
Finn Norkjaer
"The Tirpitz Museum is very special. We have created a very clean and simple building, and we’ve been very honest with the materials."

On the Tirpitz Museum and his love of music

Water is placed in the home according to Vastu principles
"Vastu can be dated back to at least the 6th century and is deeply rooted in the physical and spiritual fabric of Hindu society"

Chris Godfrey of global architecture practice Hirsch Bedner, on bringing a spiritual dimension to residential architecture in India

cladkit product news
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
cladkit product news
Ojmar introduces battery-free electronic locker to cut carbon footprints in health clubs and spas
Ojmar says the batteryless lock is easy to install and features a user-friendly interface
Megan Whitby
Smart lock manufacturer Ojmar has released the OTS20 Batteryless – the first battery-free electronic locker lock on the market. The ...
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 ...
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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