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: Blu Spas, Inc.
Blu is a full-service firm offering consulting, advisory and operating solutions.
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features
The Jean-Georges Vongerichten restaurant features 12m-high floor-to-ceiling windows
Dana Kalczak
"If we had focused entirely on high tech in the hotel, the artistry we normally strive for would have been compromised"

Four Seasons’ vice president of design speaks to CLAD about working with Norman Foster and creating magical moments

Equinox Hotel Hudson Yards is housed in 35 Hudson Yards, a tower building designed by SOM’s David Childs
"Further hotels have been confirmed for Los Angeles, Santa Clara, CA, Seattle, Chicago and Houston"

Rockwell Group and Joyce Wang on the inspirations behind the guest rooms, public spaces, spa and gym at Equinox Hotel Hudson Yards

Last word: Tina Norden
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

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features
The museum features 3,400 square metres of archaelogical gardens
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

Interior designers Knight Associates clad the cycle studio in mirrored stainless steel
"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

features
"It was born from the sheer anxiety of having to submit something brilliant in a very short timescale"

How a moment of desperation led to BIG’s CopenHill, the clean power plant that’s doubling as a skiing and leisure destination. Magali Robathan speaks to the architects that made it happen

The Ryan Fieldhouse and Water Athletics Center, Evanston
"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

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