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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: Matrix Fitness
Unrelenting drive to be the best at what we do underpins activity throughout our vertically integrated business life cycle.
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features
Danish landscape architecture firm SLA designed the rooftop park to attract a range of wildlife
"It was born from the sheer anxiety of having to submit something brilliant in a very short timescale"

How a moment of desperation led to BIG’s CopenHill, the clean power plant that’s doubling as a skiing and leisure destination. Magali Robathan speaks to the architects that made it happen

Movement in the platform creates vibrations, adding a sense of danger
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

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

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Last word: Tina Norden
Tina Norden
"We have created an approach which is playful, provocative but also functional"

Conran and Partners’ Tina Norden on playing with colour at Prague’s newly redesigned Hotel Maximilian

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

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

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"We’ve designed the space so that the atmosphere is intimate"

Les Mills’ new studio spaces at its iconic Auckland City Gym showcase a trend away from masculine ‘grunty’ gyms to something altogether different

The 5,000sq m spa is spread across four levels. The design and treatments fuse Eastern and Western influences
"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

cladkit product news
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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 ...
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 ...
Fabio Alemanno Design uses elegant semi-precious stones to create memorable spa experiences
Alemanno believes the stones are well-placed in the spa environment thanks to their capacity to positively support physical and mental health
Megan Whitby
Fabio Alemanno Design has expanded its collection with semi-precious stones to enhance spas, wellness facilities, hotels and private residences. The ...
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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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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