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: Shigeru Ban, founder Shigeru Ban Architects
The post-disaster work of his Voluntary Architects Network
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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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CLAD update: News
News from around the globe
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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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WeWork’s Rise gym was designed by Brittney Hart
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 interior of the theatre
"It would be great if today’s men left as a legacy for the future some architectural and humanistic monuments for the next hundred, three hundred, one thousand years"

BrunelloCucinelli has madehisfortune from cashmere and has used hiswealthto restoreandrevive theItalian hamlet he callshome. Wefindout more

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The plan to redevelop Manhattan’s west side was a major part of New York’s bid to host the 2012 Olympics
Reflective panels on the underside of the roof minimise the loss of crowd noise
Populous’ Christopher Lee has designed more than 30 stadia across five continents
"Our new stadium and wider scheme has been developed to deliver an unrivalled fan experience and significant benefits to our local community. We want to make this venue a world class sports and entertainment destination for everyone, in our birthplace of Tottenham - Daniel Levy, Tottenham Hotspur FC chair "

Tom Walker exploresthe storybehind TottenhamHotspur’sgroundbreakingnew footballstadium

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"Like other cultural institutions, libraries provide something that the internet cannot: genuine human interaction"

How excitingnewprojects arechanging theface oflibrarydesign

The architectural concept was inspired by the desert rose
Jean Nouvel Architect
"It has spaces inside that exist nowhere else"

On the National Museum of Qatar

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

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 ...
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, ...
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. ...
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 ...
Volvo partners with Reef Lab Designs to encourage ocean biodiversity
The tiles are made from marine-grade concrete and recycled plastic fibres
Lauren Heath-Jones
Car manufacturer Volvo has partnered with the Sydney Institute of Marine Science and Reef Design Lab to create an environmentally-friendly ...
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, ...
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Baux creates plant-based acoustic panels
Baux has worked with scientists from the Royal Institute of Technology to create Baux Acoustic Pulp, a plant-derived acoustic solution
Lauren Heath-Jones
Baux, an acoustic products brand based in Sweden, has developed a line of biodegradable acoustic panels, using a plant-based material ...
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 ...