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The triple height entry lobby features a brasserie restaurant

Harry Handelsman

Founder, Manhattan Loft Corporation
Project The Stratford Designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, The Stratford hotel and residential building has opened in Stratford, London. Formerly known as Manhattan Loft Gardens, the 42-storey building is
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Odunpazari once operated as a centre for timber trading

Kengo Kuma

Architect
Project Odunpazari Modern Museum Kengo Kuma's latest creation – the Odunpazari Modern Museum in Eskisehir, Turkey – has opened, with the architect striving to create a sense of intimacy and
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The development has been designed to encourage interaction

Stephen Proctor

Founding Director, Proctor & Matthews
Project Steepleton Stephen Proctor of Proctor & Matthews Architects has spoken to CLAD about designing for wellbeing with the completion of the Steepleton Tetbury later living community in the Cotswolds,
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Elizabeth and Christian de Portzamparc launched 2Portzamparc together

Elizabeth de Portzamparc

Elizabeth de Portzamparc
The French-Brazilian architect and urbanist speaks to CLAD about her vision for the cities of tomorrow, her mission to bring culture to the masses and why design should counter loneliness
In the historic French city of Nîmes, a crumbling 2,000-year-old amphitheatre has a glamorous new neighbour: a futuristic, shape-shifting museum that appears to levitate just above the ground. Over 6,700
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The bedrooms feature cushioned window seats and bright colours

High standards

The original Brutalist exterior contrasts with colourful, playful interiors at The Standard’s first London hotel
The Standard’s first hotel outside of the US has opened in north London, with interiors by Shawn Hausman inspired by the ‘colourful’ history of the area, from punk rock bands
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Olga Polizzi

Olga Polizzi is director of design for Rocco Forte Hotels and also owns two of her own hotels
Reflecting on staying ahead of the game and developing stories for new hotel projects in Europe and Asia, the director of design at Rocco Forte Hotels talks to Neena Dhillon
When we started out, we were the leaders in terms of creating our hotels around a sense of place but everyone catches up,” observes Olga Polizzi. “ So that’s the
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The exterior of the museum features a glass veil suspended by red columns, angled out over the street

John McElgunn and Stephen Barrett

Stephen Barrett (left) 
and John McElgunn (right) were both made partners at RSHP in 2016
Following the launch of RSHP’s newest cultural building, partners John McElgunn and Stephen Barrett talk public space, leisure and legacy with Magali Robathan
I meet John McElgunn and Stephen Barrett at their 14th floor London office in the RSHP-designed Leadenhall Building – or the Cheesegrater, as it’s more popularly known. The tower’s triangular
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A ‘glass waterfall’ houses a vertical circulation core and lifts

A deep sleep

A spectacular hotel built into an abandoned quarry could provide ideas for transforming challenging brownfield sites. Architect Martin Jochman talks flooding, earthquakes and rockfall with Christopher DeWolf
It has become second nature for cities and developers to transform abandoned industrial sites into leisure facilities. Think of the Tate Modern, built inside a former power station, or Hamburg’s
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The Center for Sustainable Landscapes in Pittsburgh, US

José Almiñana

José Almiñana
Established 30 years ago, Philadelphia-based landscape architect practice Andropogon prides itself on pushing boundaries. Principal José Almiñana tells Kath Hudson more about their approach
Founded in the early 1980s by two couples – Carol and Colin Franklin and Lesley and Rolf Sauer – Andropogon set out to push the boundaries of the profession for
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Architects Monk Mackenzie created an interior box to house the new studios

Working it

Fitness giant Les Mills has launched three new studio spaces at its iconic Auckland City Gym in New Zealand
The new spaces were designed by New Zealand architects Monk Mackenzie and interior designer Rufus Knight, working in partnership with design studio Alt Group. According to Les Mills Jnr, who
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The James-Simon-Galerie translates the historical theme of colonnades into modern form

Alexander Schwarz

Alexander Schwarz
As the James-Simon-Galerie opens in Berlin, completing two decades of work on Museum Island for David Chipperfield Architects, Magali Robathan speaks to the lead designer
The David Chipperfield-designed James-Simon-Galerie – the first new building on Berlin’s Museum Island in almost a century – has opened in the German capital, with the official launch attended by
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Lucky dip

The UK has a rich network of historic pools, but over the years many have closed down. Now, thanks to a renewed appreciation of these architectural beauties, they are coming back to life. Kath Hudson reports
Thanks to the 1846 Baths and Wash House Act, the UK has one of the largest collections of historic swimming pools in the world. Almost a century of municipal pool
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Blurred lines

Scott Lee became president of SB Architects in 2000. Tracy Lee founded TLee Spas in 2015
Architect Scott Lee and spa consultant Tracy Lee talk to Jane Kitchen about marrying the worlds of architecture and wellness
As design and wellness become more and more intertwined – wellness real estate is now worth US$134bn and poised to grow to US$180bn by 2022 – it’s no wonder that
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Elina Grigoriou

Following a decade of research, the co-founder of Grigoriou Interiors has launched a practical guide on designing spaces that boost wellbeing
The publishing wing of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has published Wellbeing in Interiors: Philosophy, Design and Value in Practice – a book authored by London-based interior designer Elina Grigoriou.
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The exterior is made from a series of interlocking disks

Jean Nouvel

Jean Nouvel Architect
Architect - Project National Museum of Qatar
Jean Nouvel’s long awaited US$434m (€383m, £328.7m) museum opened in Doha, Qatar, at the end of March. Inspired by the local desert rose, the museum features permanent and temporary galleries,
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A large mural behind the bar acts as a focal point for the room

Andre Fu

Fu has a masters in architecture from Cambridge University
Founder, AFSO - project St Regis Hong Kong
Design practice AFSO have created interior spaces at the St Regis Hong Kong, a recently opened resort that has been likened to a “curated mansion”. Located in the city’s Wan
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WeWork opened its first gym, Rise by We, in New York last year

Dror Benshetrit and Di-Ann Eisnor

Dror Benshetrit and Di-Ann Eisnor will head up the team
Dror Benshetrit, Founder, Dror Studio & Di-Ann Eisnor, Future Cities Initiatives, We Company
The We Company, formerly known as WeWork, has hired designer Dror Benshetrit and former Google executive Di-Ann Eisnor to jointly oversee its Future Cities Initiatives. Dror Benshetrit is a designer,
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Manijeh Verghese (left) and Madeleine Kessler will represent the UK

Madeleine Kessler and Manijeh Verghese

Madeleine Kessler associate architect, Haptic Architecture and founder, mnm & Manijeh Verghese designer, curator and architecture tutor
Architect Madeleine Kessler and artist Manijeh Verghese have been chosen by the British Council to represent the UK at the 17th Venice architecture biennale. Kessler and Verghese’s winning concept for
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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

Olga Polizzi went to Rome Art School before joining the design department at Forte Hotels
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 architects Dean Mackenzie and Hamish Monk
"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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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

Interview: John McElgunn and Stephen Barrett
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 dramatic-looking Musée de la Romanité opened in June in Nîmes, France
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

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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

Ninety per cent of 
the site’s trees will be preserved, with the rest used as wood for furniture
"Like other cultural institutions, libraries provide something that the internet cannot: genuine human interaction"

How excitingnewprojects arechanging theface oflibrarydesign

A bright red exterior lift takes visitors up to the hotel’s 10th floor restaurant
"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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Paul Kelley pushes 'technical boundaries' with modular furniture cube system
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Lauren Heath-Jones
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nea studio showcase seaweed's design potential with hand-crafted algae lamps
The seaweed lamps were inspired by Edwards Anker's ethos of incorporating local and organic materials in her designs to give them a sense of place
Lauren Heath-Jones
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Duravit launches Tempano shower trays
The Tempano trays feature a state-of-the-art design that combines a linear slope with a high drainage rate
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Alusid's Sequel collection combines craftsmanship and sustainability says founder
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Lauren Heath-Jones
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ZHD'S MEW Coffee Table explores relationship between surface and structure
The MEW Coffee Table is described as an investigation into the relationship between surface and structure
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