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Tadao Ando

I want to create a museum that can synthesize southern China’s rich diverse cultures
Tadao Ando has released images of the He Art Museum in Shunde, southern China. The museum, which was due to launch in March but has had its opening postponed due
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Hardy worked for Donna Karan in New York before returning to Bali to launch Ibuku in 2010

Elora Hardy

I look forward to getting to know this wondrously talented group
Elora Hardy has been made an Honorary Royal Designer for Industry by the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) for her pioneering work in architectural design, in particular for the design and build
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Khan is also working on the new Museum of London and Tselinny Centre of Contemporary Culture in Almaty

Asif Khan

The portals capture this transcendental moment
Three huge entry gateways for Expo 2020 Dubai, designed by Asif Khan, will welcome visitors onto the site from 20 October, with a futuristic exploration of the traditional mashrabiya. Mashrabiyas are a
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solar-powered floating pods 

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An eco friendly floating hotel pod, a Starck chair built using artificial intelligence and a flatpack housing system designing to highlight the climate crisis
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Manuelle Gautrand

Manuelle Gautrand

The first female winner of the European Prize for Architecture specialises in cultural and public buildings that aim to surprise their users. Magali Robathan finds out more
Architecture should provoke unexpected emotion says Manuelle Gautrand, as we sit chatting in her light-filled office in Paris’ La Bastille. “It is very important to surprise people when you welcome
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Dan Meis

Everton FC reveals final Dan Meis designs

Dan Meis has revised his plans for Everton Football Club’s new ‘historic yet futuristic’ riverside stadium following a public consultation
Everton Football Club has revealed the final designs for its planned new stadium on Liverpool’s Bramley-Moore Dock. Initial designs by US architect Dan Meis for the stadium were released last summer,
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Into the wild

From warming huts for one of the world’s coldest cities to leisure-led flood defence systems, these projects have been designed to accommodate extreme climates and increasingly wild weather. Christopher DeWolf investigates
Last January, the temperature in Winnipeg plunged to -39.8 degrees Celsius – colder than Siberia, colder than the North Pole and colder even than Mars, which at the time was basking
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Francis graduated as a landscape architect in Belgium. He returned to Lebanon in 1993

Frederic Francis

With collaborators including Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel and OMA, the principal of Francis Landscapes works with nature to create green spaces, often in harsh desert climates. Kath Hudson reports
One of the first landscape architecture firms in the Middle East, Lebanon-based Francis Landscapes was established by Irmtraut Schoeber Francis in 1987, who inspired a deep love of both the
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The art of hospitality

In Blackpool, UK, a traditional seaside B&B has been reimagined as a series of curated installations that include a guest room designed by a disabled artist to be deliberately inaccessible for able bodied guests. Kath Hudson speaks to some of the key players who brought the idea to life
Recently opened Art B&B in Blackpool, UK, is a hotel and venue with a difference – a community business that reinvests profits into arts and community projects, and a unique
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Guests are welcomed in the triple height Threshing Barn

Dreaming big

Named after the protected amphibians that slowed down work on the UK’s hottest new hotel, The Newt in Somerset features one of the most ambitious gardens seen for many years. Magali Robathan visits and speaks to owner Karen Roos
When South African billionaire Koos Bekker and his wife Karen Roos began their search for a Georgian country house to use as a weekend retreat, they knew the gardens were
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SHL’s Monroe Blocks mixed development in Detroit, US

Better together

The merger of Schmidt Hammer Lassen and Perkins+Will enables both firms to work together to create smarter buildings driven by human behaviour, Sanne Wall-Gremstrup and Phil Harrison tell Stu Robarts
When Perkins+Will (PW) bought Schmidt Hammer Lassen (SHL) in early 2018, the US behemoth knew it was getting the Danish firm’s expertise in human-centred design. For SHL, it was a
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Renewable energy sources include a biomass furnace and co-generation plant

Mountain magic

Italian wellness hotel brand Lefay has unveiled its second location – a luxury eco-resort in the Dolomites. Jane Kitchen reports
At the newly opened Lefay Resort & Spa Dolomiti in Italy, the family-owned spa hotel brand has sought to create a location that’s focused on wellness holistically – both wellness of
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Marianne Shillingford

Marianne Shillingford

Used cleverly, the right paint can encourage the users of our spaces to relax, socialise, be more active and sleep better, the creative director of Dulux tells Stu Robarts
As the creative director for Dulux in the UK, Marianne Shillingford is an authority on the power of colour, but her focus is often on the way it can make
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David Gianotten, Managing partner, OMA

Project Creative Centre
The Indonesian hospitality group Potato Head has joined forces with Rem Koolhaas' OMA to create the Creative Centre in Bali, a new 168-room beachfront hotel that completes the Desa Potato
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The 5m high letters spell out verbal expressions from German comics

Jacob van Rijs

Founding partner, MVRDV
Project WERK 12 MVRDV has completed the WERK12 urban mixed-use building in Munich, Germany, with elements that can be adapted for use by different tenants. Led by principal in charge and
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Erin Flynn

Erin Flynn Partner, Cooper Robertson
Project MoMA expansion Plenty has been written about the newly opened Diller Scofidio + Renfro expansion of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, but there's been work going on
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Each tile took up to 
six weeks to make, from the initial pour through to the final firing

Helen Taylor

Senior Associate, Woods Bagot
Project The Londoner When the scaffolding comes down on Edwardian Hotels' £300m (US$387m, €348m), Woods Bagot-designed Londoner hotel, an artwork façade will be revealed. The boutique hotel and cinema complex will cover 32,000sq
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Roosegaarde has a masters in architecture from the Berlage Institute in Rotterdam

Daan Roosegaarde

The Dutch designer on the importance of human connection, the challenge of upcycling space junk and why design must make the world a more sustainable and beautiful place
There is a big, big problem in this world,” sighs Daan Roosegaarde, solemnly. “And it’s not a lack of money, or a lack of technology.” A pause. “It’s a lack
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Two squares to the north and west of the building provide new areas of public realm
"It will become one of the centres of reference for art in Europe - Inigo Sáenz de Miera, Botín Foundation"

Renzo Piano’s Santander art museum

Multiple vaults could be linked together to form flexible spaces; The pilot project is based in Rwanda; The project builds on Foster + Partners’ experience designing airports
The Norman Foster Foundation promotes ‘interdisciplinary thinking and research’
"The Droneport project is about doing more with less"

The Norman Foster Foundation presents the Droneport

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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The Bacots moved to Serenbe in 2014, attracted by the sense of community
"We love being surrounded by people who teach us and make us better. Serenbe has also really enhanced our thinking about the value of nature and being outside on a daily basis"

Eliza Bacot and her husband Benton talk about living at Serenbe with their family

Wellness kitchen
"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

Architect Morten Schmidt, left, and artist James Turrell are collaborating on an installation for the ARos Aarhus Art Museum, called The Next Level
"We will create an experience of real colour and energy"

Using colour and energy for their vast ARos Aarhus Art Museum installation

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Aaron Richter worked for Starwood and Ian Schrager before joining Equinox in 2008
"We’ve been working on the hotel concept for about three years now, and it’s almost ready to reveal."

As high end fitness chain Equinox prepares to enter the hotel market, its VP of design sets out his plans

Architect Doris Sung has developed a building skin made of thermo-metals that breathes like human skin. Sung’s Bloom installation uses the new ‘skin’
"With 3D printing we can actually imitate life’s structures, but we need to get it right and use a small material palette. In the natural world there are only about five common materials that are used over and over again"

Bionic leaves, breathable metals and selfgrowing bricks... Biomimicry in architecture has come a long way. Christopher DeWolf takes a look at the latest advances

The steel ‘veil’ of the stadium’s facade is lifted to reveal the various entrances
Populous’ Christopher Lee has designed more than 30 stadia across five continents
"Our new stadium and wider scheme has been developed to deliver an unrivalled fan experience and significant benefits to our local community. We want to make this venue a world class sports and entertainment destination for everyone, in our birthplace of Tottenham - Daniel Levy, Tottenham Hotspur FC chair "

Tom Walker exploresthe storybehind TottenhamHotspur’sgroundbreakingnew footballstadium

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