CLADmag 2019 issue 3
On the Cover: Kengo Kuma
Unveils his timber-inspired museum in Turkey
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Editor's letter: What lies beneath
The adaptive reuse of old quarries provides ideas for challenging brownfield sites
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CLAD people: Harry Handelsman
What the Chiltern Firehouse developer did next
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CLAD people: Kengo Kuma
Using timber to create warmth with his latest museum
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CLAD people: Stephen Proctor
The later living development with leisure and community at its heart
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CLAD products: CLADkit
Hot new design products from ZHD, Philippe Starck, Emmanuelle Moureaux and more
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CLAD news:
The lowdown on Heatherwick’s first Japanese project, Todd Williams and Billie Tsien respond to winning the Praemium Imperiale Award, an Austrian stadium transformed into a forest and more
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Interview: Elizabeth de Portzamparc
The architect behind Nimes’ Musée de la Romanité on designing to counter loneliness and the need for more cultural buildings
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Hospitality: High standards
The Standard’s first London hotel is bold, fun and full of surprising touches
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Interview: Olga Polizzi
Following the highly anticipated launch of Rome’s Hotel de la Ville, Rocco Forte’s director of design reflects on a fascinating project
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Interview: John McElgunn and Stephen Barrett
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
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Hospitality: A deep sleep
When Martin Jochman set out to transform an old quarry into a luxury hotel, he faced some serious challenges
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CLADmag 2019 issue 3
On the Cover: Kengo Kuma
Unveils his timber-inspired museum in Turkey

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Interview: José Alminaña
The Andropogon principal on pushing the boundaries of landscape design for the benefit of humans and nature
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Health & Fitness: Working it
Les Mills’ new studio spaces at its iconic Auckland City Gym showcase a trend away from masculine ‘grunty’ gyms to something altogether different
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Culture: Alexander Schwarz
The opening of the James-Simon- Galerie on Berlin’s Museum Island completes two decades of work for David Chipperfield Architects. The lead designer talks us through the building
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Heritage: Lucky dip
A renewed appreciation of the architectural merit of the UK’s historic pools are seeing many brought back to life. We take a look
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Hospitality & Wellness: Blurred lines
Architect Scott Lee and spa consultant Tracey Lee on marrying the worlds of design and wellness in a series of interesting projects
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Last word: Elina Grigoriou
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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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

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 Standard Kings Cross is located opposite St Pancras Railway Station
"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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The hotel features two restaurants and two bars, including the Julep Herbal & Vermouth Bar
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 Cucinelli Theatre is at the centre of the newly built Forum of the Arts.
"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 Louvre Conservation Centre will open in October
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 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

Interview: Blurred lines
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

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