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: Alliance Leisure Services Ltd
The company’s core business is the provision of facility development and support for local authorities, educational establishments and leisure trusts that want to improve or expand the leisure products and services they offer.
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features
Former track and field athlete Phillip Mills is the founder and CEO of Les Mills
"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

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

The platforms offer ‘different senses of excitement and enclosure’
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

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Scott Lee designed the family’s residence, the first LEED-H certified home in Marin County, US
Scott Lee became president of SB Architects in 2000. Tracy Lee founded TLee Spas in 2015
"We design to connect the guest to the place, positioning people at the centre of the design"

Architect Scott Lee and spa consultant Tracey Lee on marrying the worlds of design and wellness in a series of interesting projects

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 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

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"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

Grigoriou’s interiors work focuses on boosting wellbeing and reducing stress
Elina Grigoriou
"Temperature, noise level and colour affect our stress levels. As designers we should be asking ourselves, how do these things match up?"

The London-based interior designer and wellness expert hopes her new book will help readers understand how to design with wellbeing in mind

cladkit product news
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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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 ...
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, ...
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 ...