CLADmag 2018 issue 1
On the cover: Alison Brooks
Alison Brooks on bridging the gap between architects and the public
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Editor’s Letter: Putting a value on experience design
Liz Terry explores the link between great design and great experiences in the world of leisure architecture
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CLAD people: Veronica Schreibeis
Raising the profile of wellness architecture
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CLAD news:
Architecture and design news from around the world
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Interview: Steven Holl
The acclaimed architect speaks to CLAD about Donald Trump, Zaha Hadid and not being obedient
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Interview: Alison Brooks
We need to help the public understand that architects are on their side, argues The Smile designer
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Interview: Adriaan Geuze
How the West 8 founder is using the healing power of nature on a Korean site with a turbulent history
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Culture: A fitting tribute
The architects behind the Yves Saint Laurent Museum in Marrakech reveal the inspiration for their striking design
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Mixed use: Fit for anything
The newly renovated Chicago Midtown Athletic Club features a boutique hotel, a pool-come-ice rink and spaces designed by Venus Williams
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Interview: Alice Lund
On the challenges of creating The Ned
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CLADmag 2018 issue 1
On the cover: Alison Brooks
Alison Brooks on bridging the gap between architects and the public

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Fitness: Body beautiful
We check out some of the world’s most gorgeous gyms
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Interview: Ed Ng
When ABConcept’s co-founder got The brief for the Four Seasons’ Mei Ume restaurant, he jumped straight on the plane to London. He tells us why
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Floating architecture: Water world
Rising sea levels and a shortage of land are leading to increased interest in floating buildings. We take a look at some fascinating projects
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Research: The role of design
At last concrete proof that design is the critical factor that turns good experiences into great ones says Gensler’s Tom Lindblom
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Attractions : Light fantastic
Tokyo-based digital art collective is on a mission to change the way we interact with art
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Wellness: Myths of monsters and men
An Icelandic spa retreat inspired by surrealist folk tales
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News Report: The RIBA longlist
A wide range of leisure projects are being celebrated in RIBA’s list of the world’s best buildings
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company profile
Company profile: Blu Spas, Inc.
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features
Norman Foster and his team were responsible for the architecture and interior design
Dana Kalczak
"If we had focused entirely on high tech in the hotel, the artistry we normally strive for would have been compromised"

Four Seasons’ vice president of design speaks to CLAD about working with Norman Foster and creating magical moments

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

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The eighth floor Suite Terrace is inspired by ‘Californian cool’
"We tried to take over in a friendly way"

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

The Macallan Distillery has been shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize
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

features
Olga Polizzi is director of design for Rocco Forte Hotels and also owns two of her own hotels
"On Via Sistina, everything breathes history. At the same time I wanted to reflect the modern hunger for the fantastical - Tommaso Ziffer"

Following the highly anticipated launch of Rome’s Hotel de la Ville, Rocco Forte’s director of design reflects on a fascinating project

The project to restore Houson’s Memorial Park is ongoing
Thomas Woltz
"I am very proud of stewarding the largest public space to be built in Manhattan in a century"

The Wall Street Journal’s Design Innovator of the Year on designing the gardens at Hudson Yards and looking to the Native Americans for ideas on how to create a resilient future

cladkit product news
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 ...
Painting with Light pushes boundaries to create unforgettable visual concepts
The team combines lighting, video, sound and special effects, with scenic and architectural elements, to create unforgettable visual experiences
Megan Whitby
Belgium-based light and video design studio, Painting with Light, will translate the story of your location into a visual experience, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
cladkit product news
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...