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CLADmag 2019 issue 1
On the Cover: Eva Jiricna
It's been a journey
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Editor's letter: In the praise of play
It’s vital for children to have imaginative playgrounds that allow them take risks, says Magali Robathan
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CLAD people: Vincent Callebaut
Eco architect Vincent Callebaut has won a competition to redesign ancient thermal baths in the Savoyard town of Aix-les-Bains, France
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CLAD people: Hannah Beachler
Black Panther set designer Hannah Beachler
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CLAD people: Kanye West
Musician Kanye West to help fund the still unfinished Roden Crater, designed by American artist James Turrell
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CLAD people: Asif Din
Perkins+Will’s new sustainability director
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CLAD news:
The latest news from around the world
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Profile: Peter Cook
As a book about radical architecture collective Archigram is released, we speak to one of the founders about the need for fun
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Interview: Eva Jiricna
The Czech-born architect on working with Richard Rogers, her friendship with Zaha Hadid and why she turned down Steve Jobs
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News: TWA Flight Center
The iconic Eero Saarinen designed TWA Flight Center gets ready to open its doors in May. We take a look around
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Playground design: Monstrum
How his background in theatre set design inspired Ole Barslund Nielsen to create playgrounds with a difference
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Interview: Michael Van Valkenburgh
The US landscape architect on why the Obamas are his kind of clients
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Underwater architecture: Going deep
The world’s most ambitious underwater buildings
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CLADmag 2019 issue 1
On the Cover: Eva Jiricna
It's been a journey

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Profile: Caroline Bos
UNStudio’s co-founder on the unexpected challenges of designing Australia’s tallest skyscraper
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Profile: John Rhodes
HOK has been tasked with designing a truly flexible arena for Valencia. John Rhodes is up for the challenge
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Profile: Ed Bakos
It’s time for a new approach to sustainability, argues Champalimaud’s managing director
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Community: David Polzin
How to design the perfect community leisure centre 100 13th century pilgrimage The Vietnamese village being created using historic methods
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Tourism: 13th century pilgrimage
The Vietnamese village being created using historic methods
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Wellness: Living well: Europe
With more than 60 wellness communities in the pipeline, Europe is at the forefront of this trend. We look at some of the projects building on the continent’s rich spa history
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Biophilic: Rooted interest
From hotels in trees to tree-covered hotels, these beautiful buildings bring guests closer to nature
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Last word: Daniela Colli
Italian architect Daniela Colli tells us how she looked to classical art for inspiration on how to deal with light and shadow in her latest project
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company profile
Company profile: TLEE Spas + Wellness
Having designed and managed some of the most renowned spas in the world, Tracy has carved out a reputation of steady leadership and innovation recognised throughout the industry.
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features
Cucinelli set up a cashmere dying business in 1978. It has now become a billion dollar empire based in Solomeo
"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

The mushroom motif draws on both fantasy and history, Bensley says
Bill Bensley's latest resort project is on the site of a former university
"In this very competitive world of hospitality design it’s paramount that everything we do is original"

The inspiration behind his new Vietnam resort

Learning from nature
"With 3D printing we can actually imitate life’s structures, but we need to get it right and use a small material palette. In the natural world there are only about five common materials that are used over and over again"

Bionic leaves, breathable metals and selfgrowing bricks... Biomimicry in architecture has come a long way. Christopher DeWolf takes a look at the latest advances

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Hospitality: High standards
"We tried to take over in a friendly way"

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

Capri is a range of indoor/outdoor furniture for the world of hospitality
Matteo Thun leads a design studio of over 70 people, with offices in Milan and Shanghai
"We want a longer life cycle for every product, even if it means business is slower"

Simplicity and sustainability should be at the heart of all design argues the Italian architect

Archaeological relics will be stored and exhibited at the museum
Theoni Xanthi Partner XZA Architects
"The design concept is to create a museum that evokes a transition in time, in space, in memory"

The vision for the New Cyprus Musuem

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Norden studied architecture at Westminster, before joining C&P in 1997. She completed her MA at the Royal College of Art in 2000
"We didn’t want in-your-face sporting references; just subtle things that allow you to tell a story"

The Conran & Partners director outlines the trends shaping hospitality design

The Gallery in Mourad Mazouz's Sketch is one of London's most instagrammed spaces
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
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 ...
Ojmar introduces battery-free electronic locker to cut carbon footprints in health clubs and spas
Ojmar says the batteryless lock is easy to install and features a user-friendly interface
Megan Whitby
Smart lock manufacturer Ojmar has released the OTS20 Batteryless – the first battery-free electronic locker lock on the market. The ...
CSI Design Expo Americas 2024 announces new Attractions & Entertainment Technology Zone
The event will allow buyers and suppliers to meet
Magali Robathan
Cruise Ship Interiors (CSI) invites cruise lines, shipyards, design studios, outfitters, and suppliers to take part in CSI Design Expo ...
cladkit product news
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
cladkit product news
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 ...
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 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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