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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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features
An HBA-designed spa hammam for KAEC, Saudi Arabia
Inge Moore is launching new design studio MUSE
"Spas and fitness spaces have been totally neglected"

On bringing a sense of fun to spa and gym design

Atelier Ten are providing environmental consulting services for the Downtown Doha master plan, which includes a hotel, shopping mall and spa
Atelier Ten's Younha Rhee
"Pushing for more daylighting has led to overglazed buildings in the last two decades where visual comfort has been compromised"

Designing buildings that support wellbeing is a growing trend which will transform the way we think about architecture says Younha Rhee

The Art Collector’s Suite showcases artwork created especially for the hotel
Jacu Strauss acted as creative director on the restoration of the hotel
"We were able to start from scratch and have the hotel create its own brand identity"

As the Pulizter Amsterdam is relaunched, creative director Jacu Strauss talks about working in a UNESCO World Heritage location

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Vincent Callebaut Architects are behind the design of the 
The Gate Heliopolis
Mei Ume is one of two restaurants at the Four Seasons Hotel London. It opened last summer
Ed Ng
"Of all hospitality design, we feel that F&B is the most fun. You can be creative and it’s where you get all the limelight"

When ABConcept’s co-founder got The brief for the Four Seasons’ Mei Ume restaurant, he jumped straight on the plane to London. He tells us why

Marble and bronze create a “sense of masculinity,” said Fu
Fu has a masters in architecture from Cambridge University
"I wanted to go deeper than the stereotypical concept of lanterns, junks and temples"

Drawing on his childhood memories for the St Regis Hong Kong

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"I’ve used my own life as a living lab to study the hurdles from a busy career mom’s perspective"

Veronica Schreibeis Smith couldn’t find a kitchen which worked for her plant-based diet, so she invented the wellness kitchen

Undefined Playground in Seoul is a compact modular concept that offers soccer, basketball, futsal and tennis
"Farrells delivered a streamlined, zinc-clad structure that looks like the snout of a dolphin when viewed from one of the many high-rise apartment towers that overlook it"

Why shouldn’t sports facilities be beautiful? Across Asia, architects are creating landmark buildings for the public, discovers Christopher de Wolf

Target Fields is easily accessible on foot and by public transport – an important part of the brief
Earl Santee
"I spend a tremendous amount of time in the towns and cities I work in. I try to experience them like the people who live there do"

A well-designed sports stadium can completely transform a community, but it’s vital to ensure it feels authentic, says Populous principal Earl Santee

cladkit product news
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 ...
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 ...
Mather & Co and ITV unite to create Coronation Street Experience
Mather & Co has transformed the visitor centre into the ultimate haven for ardent Coronation Street viewers
Magali Robathan
Experience designers, Mather & Co, have orchestrated a remarkable collaboration with ITV to unveil the new Coronation Street Experience, a ...
cladkit product news
Codelocks develops new glass door smart lock
The new lock model allows facilities and building managers to create and manage access via an app or online portal
Megan Whitby
Codelocks has launched its first glass door smart lock to bring intelligent access control to modern spa, leisure, fitness and ...
Eco Resort Network conference to convene in Mauritius this May
The event will be hosted in the Mauritius in 2024
Megan Whitby
Hospitality industry event Eco Resort Network is set to take place at the Ravenala Attitude Hotel, Turtle Bay, Mauritius, from ...
Alberto Apostoli designs tech-forward Wellness Therapy furniture collection for Varaschin
The furniture collection draws on absolute geometries, pure lines, neutral colours and strong references to nature
Megan Whitby
Furniture manufacturer Varaschin has unveiled the new Wellness Therapy range, designed by Italian spa and wellness architect and designer Alberto ...
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Koto Design introduces wood-fired hot tub
Koto is known for crafting modular, energy-neutral cabins and homes
Katie Barnes
A striking wood-fired hot tub has been unveiled by Koto, an architecture and design studio which has a passion for ...
Siminetti unveils iridescent decorative panelling range inspired by plants
The Clematis design
Megan Whitby
The Botanicals is Siminetti’s newest Mother of Pearl decorative panelling collection, inspired by the distinctive patterns found in botany and ...
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 ...
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