CLADmag 2020 issue 1
On the Cover: Elora Hardy
Celebrated for her pioneering designs
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Editor's letter: Creating spaces for all
Why are people with disabilities still being let down by poorly designed spaces, asks Magali Robathan
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CLAD people: Tadao Ando
Tadao Ando shares the inspiration for the new He Art Museum
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CLAD people: Elora Hardy
Bamboo specialist Elora Hardy is made Honorary Royal Designer for Industry by the RSA
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CLAD people: Asif Khan
Asif Khan’s Dubai Expo Entry Portals
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Promotional feature: Createability
The iconic City Baths in Newcastle have reopened to the public following a complete restoration by Createability
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CLAD products: CLADkit
Hot new design products from Philippe Starck, Waugh Thistleton, the Bjarke Ingels Group and more
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CLAD news:
Atelier Tao+C’s light-filled hotel and library, new Third Space gym for London, a Belgian cycle network with a difference and the latest from ZHA
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Interview: Manuelle Gautrand
The French architect and winner of the 2017 European Prize for Architecture tells us why she is determined to surprise
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Interview: Jean-Philippe Nuel
Historic buildings often result in more creative projects than new builds, says the designer behind Paris’ Piscine Molitor transformation
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Sport: Everton Stadium
The final designs for the Dan Meis-designed riverside stadium for Everton Football Club
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Extreme Climates: Into the wild
From parks designed to mitigate the effects of flooding to warming huts for one of the world’s coldest cities, these projects have been designed for increasingly extreme climates
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News: Canoe Center Poland
How the design of this PSBA and INOONI-designed green-roofed wooden canoe centre was inspired by the sport it celebrates
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CLADmag 2020 issue 1
On the Cover: Elora Hardy
Celebrated for her pioneering designs

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Landscape design: Frederic Francis
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
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Arts: The art of hospitality
The innovative, art-led seaside boutique hotel that’s providing quirky accommodation that makes guests think
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New Opening: Dreaming big
CLAD visits Somerset’s hot new hotel, and speaks to the teams behind one of the most ambitious garden projects seen for many years
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Analysis: Better together
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
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Wellness: Mountain magic
The design of the newly-opened Lefay Resort and Spa Dolomitti in Italy aims to celebrate and protect its spectacular surroundings
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Last word: Marianne Shillingford
Used cleverly, colour has the power to influence how people use the spaces they inhabit, says the creative director of Dulux
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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
Elizabeth and Christian de Portzamparc launched 2Portzamparc together
Elizabeth de Portzamparc
"We need to stop the destruction of our world through predatory practices. We need to think of the future"

The architect behind Nimes’ Musée de la Romanité on designing to counter loneliness and the need for more cultural buildings

Manuelle Gautrand
"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

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

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Extreme Climates: Into the wild
"Funding woes and murky timelines are common problems. It can be easier to make a difference one small project at a time"

From parks designed to mitigate the effects of flooding to warming huts for one of the world’s coldest cities, these projects have been designed for increasingly extreme climates

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

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

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"Sam was such a champion for the team, and my goal is simply to carry that same torch"

As Blackberry Mountain resort opens in Tennessee, we find out why the project is a deeply personal one for owner Mary Celeste Beall

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

cladkit product news
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 ...
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 ...
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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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 ...
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 ...
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Matteo Thun grows Allaperto collection with new suspended outdoor armchair
Megan Whitby
Allaperto, the lounge collection spawned by the partnership between design studios, Matteo Thun, Ethimo and Antonio Rodriguez, has been expanded ...
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 ...
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, ...