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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: Barr + Wray Ltd
Founded in 1959, Barr + Wray is recognised as a world-leading provider of spa design, engineering, and pool and spa equipment.
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features
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

Profile: Daan Roosegaarde
"I want to demonstrate that creativity is our true capital as humans "

Rather than feeling fearful and helpless about the future, we must design a way out of the environmental problems we have created, argues the innovative Dutch designer, artist and inventor Daan Roosegaarde

The book was published in 2019 by RIBA Publishing
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

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features
SHL managing director Sanne Wall-Gremstrup (right) and Perkins+Will CEO Phil Harrison
"Most clients are very focused on how buildings are used and experienced as the primary design driver"

The MD of Schmidt Hammer Lassen and the CEO of PerkinsWill tell us why their merger will help create smarter buildings driven by human behaviour

The Center for Sustainable Landscapes in Pittsburgh, US
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

A bright red exterior lift takes visitors up to the hotel’s 10th floor restaurant
"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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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

Hotel de la Ville has 104 rooms and suites, inspired by Rome’s role in the era of the Grand Tour
Olga Polizzi is director of design for Rocco Forte Hotels and also owns two of her own hotels
"On Via Sistina, everything breathes history. At the same time I wanted to reflect the modern hunger for the fantastical - Tommaso Ziffer"

Following the highly anticipated launch of Rome’s Hotel de la Ville, Rocco Forte’s director of design reflects on a fascinating project

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

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