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Koelnmesse GmbH / FSB
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CLADmag 2015 issue 3
On the cover: Philippe Starck
On His ‘Inflatable’ French Health Club
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Editor’s Letter: Linear parks enrich us
The creation of linear parks in cities is an exciting trend that can boost mental health, generate investment and help mitigate the effects of climate change, says Liz Terry
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CLAD people: Ario Ferri
Installing sleeping capsules on the side of a Peruvian cliff
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CLAD people: Gary Neville
The next phase for the Manchester sport-themed hotel
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CLAD people: Carsten Höller
Playful installations from the Belgian artist
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CLAD people: Clodagh
The designer of Six Senses' first European resort
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CLAD update:
A round up of the latest design and architecture news from across the globe
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Culture: Moreau Kusunoki
The shock winners of the competition to design the Guggenheim Helsinki have kept a low profile – until now. Magali Robathan goes to Paris to meet them
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Architecture trends: Dive in
Kath Hudson talks to Italian architect Emanuele Boaretto about building the world’s deepest diving pool to regenerate both his own spa resort and the region
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Hospitality: New meets old
Across Japan, architects are giving traditional ryokans a modern makeover with surprising results. We take a look
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Interview: Fabio Scacciavillani
The Oman Investment Fund’s chief economist talks us through plans to redefine Oman as a high end leisure and tourism destination
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Interview: A sense of place
The Isola delle Rose has a rich history and an enviable location. Matteo Thun knew he had to capitalise on both with the design of the JW Marriott Venice Resort & Spa
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CLADmag 2015 issue 3
On the cover: Philippe Starck
On His ‘Inflatable’ French Health Club

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Health & Fitness: Pumped up
Philippe Starck has gone back to his roots with his ‘inflatable’ health club in Marseille, France. We take a look around
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Attractions: Banksy’s Dismaland
It generated massive amounts of hype, as well as an estimated £20m for Weston- Super-Mare, but was Banksy’s Dismaland worth a visit? We found out
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Project Preview: Stargazing
Ennead partner Thomas Wong tells us how he looked to the skies for inspiration for the winning Shanghai Planetarium design
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Trends: Outdoor pools
Across the world, cities are opening up their harbours and pools for community swimming. We take a look at some planned and completed projects
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Attractions: Biomuseo
A year on from the opening of Frank Gehry’s museum of biodiversity in Panama, we speak to the people who made it happen
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Urban Regeneration: This is Miami
It’s always been a city with a big personality and the new projects taking shape in Miami are as bold and ambitious as ever. Alice Davis investigates
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CLADkit:
Build technology inspired by the water spider, new products from Zaha Hadid and robots printing a steel bridge in Amsterdam... a look at what’s hot
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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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features
Grigoriou’s interiors work focuses on boosting wellbeing and reducing stress
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

Francis graduated as a landscape architect in Belgium. He returned to Lebanon in 1993
"I believe gardens are where the soul rests"

With a focus on desert landscapes and collaborations with Zaha Hadid and OMA, the principal of Francis Landscapes has a deep belief in the power of nature

The reception features a Karel Teige collage artwork
Tina Norden
"We have created an approach which is playful, provocative but also functional"

Conran and Partners’ Tina Norden on playing with colour at Prague’s newly redesigned Hotel Maximilian

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Smooth in-situ concrete dominates the building’s interior spaces including the foyer below
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

Shawn Hausman and SHD principal Jessica Kimberley created the interiors
"We tried to take over in a friendly way"

The Standard’s first London hotel is bold, fun and full of surprising touches

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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"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 Louvre Conservation Centre will open in October
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

cladkit product news
Atelier Alain Ellouz launches handcrafted precious stone lighting collection
LYRA has a sleek, cylindrical design complete with an elegant brass dimming switch
Megan Whitby
LYRA, GAMA, MONA and ATHENA are the first pieces from designer Atelier Alain Ellouz’s new.édition collection of handcrafted stone lighting ...
Diamond balloon concept merges tourist attraction with advertising billboard
Magali Robathan
A group of Dutch engineers have presented a new attractions concept that combines a flying observation cabin with LED digital ...
Christie laser projectors power new Five Senses Bubble dome theatre
The dome aims to integrate technology with arts and culture
Magali Robathan
Christie® GS Series 1DLP® laser projectors are delivering vivid and lifelike visuals in a new dome theatre located in Xiong’an ...
cladkit product news
LianTronics’ glasses-free 3D Star Trek LED screen attracts attention
Magali Robathan
LianTronics’ giant curved LED wall with stunning glasses-less 3D spaceship display effect has attracted many on the street of Chengdu, ...
Cosm unveils Experience Centre with ‘one of a kind’ LED dome
The new Experience Centre houses a 20m LED dome
Magali Robathan
Cosm, a global technology company that builds end-to-end solutions for immersive experiences, has unveiled its Experience Centre which houses a ...
Siminetti unveils first glimpses of Mother of Pearl decorative surfaces inspired by the four seasons
The new winter design is finished with naturally occurring hexagonal patterns found in snowflakes
Megan Whitby
Siminetti has collaborated with British designer Chrisanna London to create a luxury Mother of Pearl decorative surface range inspired by ...
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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
Megan Whitby
Fabio Alemanno Design has expanded its collection with semi-precious stones to enhance spas, wellness facilities, hotels and private residences. The ...
ASPA International launches handheld UV-C light disinfection lamp
The compact plug-in product can be used easily in a commercial spa or domestic setting to disinfect surfaces with UV-C light
Megan Whitby
For over 30 years, ASPA International has designed and built high-quality spas for the hotel, health and wellness sectors. During ...
Móz Designs columns anchor the world’s largest indoor aquarium
The design of the columns was inspired by the sea
Magali Robathan
After a two-year renovation, Oakland-based metal experts Móz Designs have unveiled their inclusion in Georgia Aquarium’s new shark gallery. Located ...
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