CLADmag 2017 issue 4
On the cover: Bjarke Ingels
Bjarke Ingels on life, Lego and his team of 'BIGsters'
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Editor's letter: Blockchain will drive a building boom
Blockchain will revolutionise the way we buy and sell land and property says Liz Terry
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CLAD people: Manuelle Gautrand
On winning the 2017 European Prize for Architecture
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CLAD people: Antonio Cruz
Shares the challenges of designing Atletico Madrid's new stadium
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CLAD people: Joyce Wang
Designs the 'ultimate retreat for socialising'
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CLAD news:
Architecture and design news from around the world 
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News feature: Burgenstock Resort
The famed Lake Lucerne hotel reopens following a €480m revamp
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Interview: Daniel Libeskind
The Polish-American architect on how his buildings explore memory and identity
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Interview: Christoph Ingenhoven
How Ingenhoven’s experience as a guest informed the design of the Lanserhof medical spas
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Interview: Enzo Enea
On saving trees, working with Zaha Hadid and changing the face of Miami
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Wellness: Living well
The US wellness communities providing a new model for living
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Sport: Flying high
Reviewing the Mercedes Benz Stadium
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BIG special: The BIG team
Meet the partners who’ve helped BIG to become a leading global practice
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BIG special : Bjarke Ingels
The BIG founder talks about Lego House Mars Science City and the role of his team in BIG’s success
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CLADmag 2017 issue 4
On the cover: Bjarke Ingels
Bjarke Ingels on life, Lego and his team of 'BIGsters'

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BIG special: Sheela Maini Søgaard
BIG’s CEO reflects on the challenges of the firm’s growth and addressing the gender balance at the top
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BIG special: Finn Norkjaer
On the Tirpitz Museum and his love of music
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BIG special: Thomas Christoffersen
On the journey from being Bjarke Ingels' first intern to BIG partner
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BIG special: Kai-Uwe Bergmann
The 'BIG culture ambassador' on the BIG U
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BIG special: David Zahle
Designing the Panda House for Copenhagen Zoo
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BIG special: Jakob Lange
Head of BIG Ideas shares the latest on Virgin Hyperloop One
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BIG special: Daniel Sundlin
The vision for Google's UK and US HQs
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BIG special: Beat Schenk
On meeting Bjarke Ingels at OMA and VIA 57 West
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BIG special: Brian Yang
How the idea of putting a ski slope on a factory roof was born
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Company profile: SPARCSTUDIO
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features
Architecture is by Hugo Demetz, who designed the property to try and integrate it into its natural surroundings
"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

Manuelle Gautrand
"The cities where you have good cultural buildings and facilities – it’s a way for people to mix, to share the city in a much deeper way"

The French architect and winner of the 2017 European Prize for Architecture tells us why she is determined to surprise

Marianne Shillingford
"The technology involved in paint is extraordinary"

Used cleverly, colour has the power to influence how people use the spaces they inhabit, says the creative director of Dulux

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The Big U aims to protect Lower Manhattan from floods
"Funding woes and murky timelines are common problems. It can be easier to make a difference one small project at a time"

From parks designed to mitigate the effects of flooding to warming huts for one of the world’s coldest cities, these projects have been designed for increasingly extreme climates

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 orchard view platform has a glass floor and railings at 40ft-high
Alan Metcalfe
"When people are a bit scared, they gather together"

Featuring a vibrating glass platform and one of the US’s longest tree canopy walks, Whiting Forest has been designed to bring visitors closer to nature and to one another

cladkit product news
Barr + Wray to launch space saving hammam concept
Light shines through a striking central chandelier to create a feeling of movement
Katie Barnes
Smaller footprint. Maximum theatre. Those are the two main features of a new hammam concept being developed by wet spa ...
1885 Lounge at St Mary's Stadium celebrates Southampton FC's history
Rainbow Design worked closely with KSS Architects to ensure the furniture matched the design vision
Lauren Heath-Jones
KSS Architects has partnered with Rainbow Design, a London-based furniture supplier, to create the 1885 Lounge at St Mary's Stadium, ...
Metalline transforms London hotel with bespoke aluminium fins
The aluminium fins will form the façade of the upcoming Minories Hotel in Aldgate, London
Lauren Heath-Jones
Metalline, an architectural metalwork specialist based in the UK, has created a range of bespoke 3D twisted metal fins for ...
cladkit product news
XTU concept imagines life in the clouds
XTU's X Cloud concept is part of the Future and the Arts: AI, Robotic, Cities, Life - How Humanity Will Live Tomorrow exhibition at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo
Lauren Heath-Jones
XTU Architects, a Paris-based architecture firm, has released images and renderings of X Cloud, a new concept that showcase a ...
Matteo Thun grows Allaperto collection with new suspended outdoor armchair
Megan Whitby
Allaperto, the lounge collection spawned by the partnership between design studios, Matteo Thun, Ethimo and Antonio Rodriguez, has been expanded ...
BIG partners with Louis Poulsen for new lighting collection
The Keglen collection is made up of four different pendants
Lauren Heath-Jones
BIG Ideas, the technology arm of renowned architecture firm Bjarke Ingles Group (BIG), has partnered with Danish lighting manufacturer Louis ...
cladkit product news
Tom Dixon collaborates with Prolicht to launch CODE lighting range
The product has three LED light sources: Dot, Dash and Grid
Megan Whitby
British designer, Tom Dixon, and Austrian architectural lighting specialists, Prolicht, have collaborated to unveil a new lighting range. Called CODE, ...
Daniel Svahn creates furniture collection using repurposed table tops
The Goodies But Oldies collection features three pieces made from repurposed MDF table tops
Lauren Heath-Jones
Daniel Svahn, a Stockholm-based furniture designer, has created a new range of sustainable furnishings, made from recycled MDF tabletops. Svahn, ...
Naval architect launches solar-powered floating pods
The Anthénea pod is a luxury floating suite that could be used as a spa or treatment suite
Lauren Heath-Jones
Naval architect Jean-Michel Ducancelle has designed a solar-powered floating hotel suite aimed at offering an eco-friendly and nomadic place for ...