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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features
Target Field in Minneapolis is located on a very tight urban site, surrounded by parking and mass transportation
Earl Santee
"I spend a tremendous amount of time in the towns and cities I work in. I try to experience them like the people who live there do"

A well-designed sports stadium can completely transform a community, but it’s vital to ensure it feels authentic, says Populous principal Earl Santee

Profile: John Rhodes
John Rhodes
"It’s about the celebration of people coming together. If you can manage that well, a venue can become very special"

HOK has been tasked with designing a truly flexible arena for Valencia. John Rhodes is up for the challenge

The Venice festival is one of the most important in the architectural calendar
"Freespace describes a generosity of spirit and a sense of humanity at the core of architecture’s agenda"

On the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale theme

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Rune Grasdal wanted the restaurant to showcase Norway’s wild coastline
"The Norwegian coast inhabits such beauty"

The world’s most ambitious underwater buildings

Equinox Hotel Hudson Yards is housed in 35 Hudson Yards, a tower building designed by SOM’s David Childs
"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

The city will feature a huge range of cultural, sporting, retail and leisure facilities
Andreas Klok Pedersen
"I say no more than yes. You need both sides – people presenting ideas and people not afraid to say if the idea isn’t good."

Discovering new talent and saying no

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"We want people to feel there’s hope and possibility and magic in the world"

John and Elora Hardy live a wildlife in the jungles of Bali. Magali Robathan finds out more about their work

The Norwegian National Ballet and Opera
"We invite people from a range of backgrounds, then when you start doing the creative work you leave your profession behind. It’s like a kind of role play"

The founding partner of Snøhetta talks about the expansion of SFMOMA, the September 11 Memorial Pavilion and blurring professional boundaries

The three cultural organisations are set around a flexible public space
Jakob Sand
"Maybe a project ends up looking like a BIG building, but there’s no blueprint. If you have a good idea, we will look at it, whether you’re an intern or a partner."

On BIG's French adventure

cladkit product news
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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 ...
Jaffe Holden helps bring Academy Museum of Motion Pictures alive
Jaffe Holden provided architectural acoustics for the Academy Museum
Magali Robathan
Acoustical consulting firm Jaffe Holden provided architectural acoustics and audio/video design services for the recently opened Academy Museum of Motion ...
Eden project uses drones to spell out climate change warning
Magali Robathan
Almost 300 drones were used to signal an environmental message above the Eden Project’s biomes, during the UN Climate Change ...
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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...