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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: Barr + Wray Ltd
Founded in 1959, Barr + Wray is recognised as a world-leading provider of spa design, engineering and pool & spa equipment.
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features
The Three Sisters restaurant looks out onto the mountains
"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

The Alden B Dow-designed Whiting home is now a visitor centre
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

The museum’s glass veil encloses an atrium and ground floor lobby
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

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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

Elina Grigoriou
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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Alexander Schwarz
"Our aim was to create a place celebrating public space and accessibility"

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

Collaboration is at the heart of NBW’s working practices
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

The reception features a Karel Teige collage artwork
Tina Norden
"We have created an approach which is playful, provocative but also functional"

Conran and Partners’ Tina Norden on playing with colour at Prague’s newly redesigned Hotel Maximilian

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