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CLADmag 2019 issue 2
On the Cover: Daniel Libeskind
The latest on the museum for Humankind
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Editor's letter: New life for old infrastructure
Reusing obsolete infrastructure results in creative projects and more sustainable construction
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CLAD people: Andre Fu
Drawing on his childhood memories for the St Regis Hong Kong
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CLAD people: Madeleine Kessler and Manijeh Verghese
Ambitious plans for the British Pavilion at next year’s Venice Biennale
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CLAD news:
The latest news from around the world
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Interview: India Mahdavi
The ‘queen of colour’ on her nomadic childhood, being fearless and choosing the exact right shade of pink for the Sketch Gallery restaurant
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Interview: Maria Warner Wong
Creating spaces that connect their users to the natural world can help protect the planet, argues WOW Architects’ co founder
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News feature: Ngaren museum
Professor Richard Leakey has enlisted Daniel Libeskind to create an extraordinary museum of humankind in the rugged Kenyan landscape
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Interview: Mikyoung Kim
The Boston-based landscape architect on blending art and science to design creative spaces that bring communities closer
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New Opening: River retreat
With a rich history, a unique location and a spa on a floating barge, the newly opened Monkey Island Estate was worth the wait
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Urban Development: A new skyline
As New York’s newest neighbourhood takes shape, we check out the buildings of Hudson Yards and speak to SOM’s David Childs
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CLADmag 2019 issue 2
On the Cover: Daniel Libeskind
The latest on the museum for Humankind

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Restoration: Designing with soul
BrunelloCucinelli has madehisfortune from cashmere and has used hiswealthto restoreandrevive theItalian hamlet he callshome. Wefindout more
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Urban Regeneration: New life
FromLA'sRiver Projectto thetransformationof NewYork’s Erie CanalBuro Happold'sAliceShay explores some of the world's mostinnovativeadaptivereuseprojects
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Wellness: Hidden treasure
KimMegsonvisitstheaward-winning ChabléYucatánResort&Spa
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Wellness: Living well
A lookat thegrowingwellness lifestyle realestatemarketin the MiddleEast and North Africa
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Culture: Book club
How excitingnewprojects arechanging theface oflibrarydesign
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Sport: A new dawn
Tom Walker exploresthe storybehind TottenhamHotspur’sgroundbreakingnew footballstadium
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Last word: Robert Henke
Onthecreationofthenew boutiqueHolmesHotelLondon
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Company profile: Painting With Light
Painting with Light is a team of professional lighting and multimedia experts who design and produce visual experiences that dazzle & shine.
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features
CopenHill urban ski centre
"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

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 midcentury modern Whiting Residence
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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Arranged over a series of five cells, the roof reflects the component parts of the Macallan Distillery
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

The Mr Fisher restaurant is one floor below the water level and serves seafood
Martin Jochman founded JADE+QA in 2013. He formerly worked for Atkins
"We didn’t want to put in any gimmicks. We wanted to create a building that’s inherently sustainable through passive sustainability"

When Martin Jochman set out to transform an old quarry into a luxury hotel, he faced some serious challenges

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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José Almiñana
"We are committed to designing evocative landscapes informed by the best environmental science"

The Andropogon principal on pushing the boundaries of landscape design for the benefit of humans and nature

Health & Fitness: Working it
"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 design celebrates Lefay’s key signature elements: light, space, silence and nature
"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
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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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 ...
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 ...
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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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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