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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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Marble and bronze create a “sense of masculinity,” said Fu

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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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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Mahdavi designed pastel interiors for the recently opened Laduree store and cafe in Tokyo

India Mahdavi

After working for Christian Liaigre in Paris, Mahdavi launched her practice in 1999
The 'queen of colour' speaks to Magali Robathan about the pink room at Sketch and creating joyful spaces
For me, colours are like people,” India Mahdavi tells me. “They should start a conversation, they should argue, they should get close, they should get upset with one another. “I’m
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Elevated walkways and guided tours will allow resort guests to explore the forest

Maria Warner Wong

Maria Warner Wong was born in Australia and raised and eduated in Mexico City
Andrew Manns catches up with the co-founder of WOW Architects to get her views on the relationship between nature, wellness and ‘extraordinary sensory experiences’
Maria Warner Wong is the design director and co-founder of WOW Architects – a Singapore-based architecture firm whose most famous projects include the St Regis Maldives and the Anantara Resort
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Ngaren museum

Polish architect Daniel Libeskind has released images of his breathtaking designs for “Ngaren” – a world history museum commissioned by famed paleoanthropologist, Professor Richard Leakey
Set to rise in the rugged hills of Kenya’s Rift Valley, Daniel Libeskind’s jagged-shaped museum will chart the course of human evolution with narrative-led exhibits that will address misconceptions about
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The fog sculpture at 140 West Plaza in Downtown Chapel Hill, US

Mikyoung Kim

Mikyoung Kim
Boston-based landscape architect, Mikyoung Kim, was studying to be a pianist when tendonitis caused her to rethink her career. She speaks to Kath Hudson about growing up feeling different and how landscape architecture has been a pretty good plan B
Over the past two decades, Mikyoung Kim Design has crafted an exceptional portfolio of award-winning work, spanning from healing gardens in children’s hospitals to the expansive and high profile ChonGae
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The custom-built spa barge

River retreat

Following a three year renovation project and the addition of a Floating Spa by Champalimaud Design, YTL has launched the long awaited Monkey Island Estate on the Thames, near London, UK
Monkey Island Estate has opened in Bray-on-Thames, England. Part of the YTL Group, the historic estate is set across seven acres on an island with a rich history dating back
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The plan to redevelop Manhattan’s west side was a major part of New York’s bid to host the 2012 Olympics

A new skyline

Following the long awaited launch of New York’s Hudson Yards neighbourhood, we take a look at how some of the leisure facilities are shaping up and speak to SOM’s David Childs
In March, the public were invited to the launch of the first phase of New York’s Hudson Yards mega development. Billed as the largest private real estate project in US
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The interior of the theatre

Designing with soul

His quest to make the world a more beautiful place has seen entrepreneur Brunello Cucinelli transform the medieval hamlet where he lives and works. Andrew Manns finds out more
In a way, Brunello Cucinelli seems like a remnant from the long-past days of Renaissance Florence. He first catapulted into global fame – and gained his playfully regal appellate ‘The
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The Battersea Power Station site is currently being redeveloped

New life

From the High Line to New York’s Erie Canal, BuroHappold’s Cities Team is exploring how former public infrastructure can be used to reinvigorate communities. Alice Shay talks to Magali Robathan
Across the world, changing lifestyles and technologies are seeing railways, bridges, ports, piers, highways and man-made waterways become underused and abandoned. These ‘stranded assets’ have huge potential – a range
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Hidden treasure


In the hospitality industry, ideas about wellness are changing,” says Rocco Bova, taking a thoughtful sip of mescal. “We’ve made a conscious decision not to follow the traditional model, where
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The King Salman Park in Riyadh will be four times the size of Central Park

Living well - Middle East & North Africa

The Middle East and North Africa is one of the smaller markets for wellness lifestyle real estate, but like most of the world, it is poised for growth. Jane Kitchen looks at some of the most interesting projects in the works
The Middle East & North Africa (MENA) is the fastest growing wellness tourism market in the world – it’s increased 13.4 per cent annually (from 2015–2017) to reach US$10.7bn. MENA’s
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Ninety per cent of 
the site’s trees will be preserved, with the rest used as wood for furniture

Book club

With a museum, a ‘book hostel’ and treehouse pavilions scattered through its green spaces, the new branch of the Taiwan National Library will be about people as much as books, its designer Carlo Ratti tells Christopher DeWolf
Thousands of years of knowledge is now accessible from any mobile device. You’d think this would have made libraries obsolete; after all, what’s the point of warehousing volumes of text
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The stadium features a range of bars as well as an onsite craft beer microbrewery

A new dawn

Tottenham Hotspur’s new record-breaking stadium houses a retractable pitch, an innovative seating bowl and a design with a sense of local history. Tom Walker speaks to Populous’ MD Christopher Lee to find out more
The opening of the new White Hart Lane Stadium heralds a new era for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. With a capacity of 62,062, the new stadium becomes the biggest club
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The hotel features subtle Sherlock Holmes-inspired design touches

Robert Henke

By moving the main entrance and carrying out a multi million pound redesign, the PPHE Hotel Group has created a boutique hotel with a new Marylebone address. We find out more
While the Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes London was performing well, according to PPHE’s vice president of commercial and corporate affairs Robert Henke, the group knew that it could do better.
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Callebaut interned with Odile Decq before setting up his practice

Vincent Callebaut

Architect
Project - Ecume des Ondes, Aix-les-Bains, France French ecological architect Vincent Callebaut has won a competition to redesign ancient thermal baths in the Savoyard town of Aix-les-Bains, France. Dubbed ‘Ecume
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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

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WeWork opened its first gym, Rise by We, in New York last year
Dror Benshetrit and Di-Ann Eisnor will head up the team
"We will work to fuse nature, design, technology, and community in our cities in order to measurably improve the lives of citizens"

High profile design hirings for the We Company

The architectural concept was inspired by the desert rose
Jean Nouvel Architect
"It has spaces inside that exist nowhere else"

On the National Museum of Qatar

The spa and treatment rooms were designed around a natural cenote
"True luxury is about preserving the soul of an incredible destination"

KimMegsonvisitstheaward-winning ChabléYucatánResort&Spa

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Fu has a masters in architecture from Cambridge University
"I wanted to go deeper than the stereotypical concept of lanterns, junks and temples"

Drawing on his childhood memories for the St Regis Hong Kong

The Gallery in Mourad Mazouz's Sketch is one of London's most instagrammed spaces
After working for Christian Liaigre in Paris, Mahdavi launched her practice in 1999
"I never thought it was a talent. I just did it very naturally, without thinking"

The ‘queen of colour’ on her nomadic childhood, being fearless and choosing the exact right shade of pink for the Sketch Gallery restaurant

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Crown overhaul changing rooms at Saunton Sands spa
Crown Sports Lockers installed rain of Nebraska Oak clothes lockers with RFID Digilocks in the changing rooms
Lauren Heath-Jones
Saunton Sands Hotel in Devon, UK, has completed a £2m expansion of its spa and wellness facilities. The upgrade included ...
Volvo partners with Reef Lab Designs to encourage ocean biodiversity
The tiles are made from marine-grade concrete and recycled plastic fibres
Lauren Heath-Jones
Car manufacturer Volvo has partnered with the Sydney Institute of Marine Science and Reef Design Lab to create an environmentally-friendly ...
BD Barcelona Design reveals Cristallo by the late Alessandro Mendini
Cristallo was the last design from acclaimed designer and architect Alessandro Mendini
Lauren Heath-Jones
Design Studio BD Barcelona Design has released Cristallo, a limited-edition cabinet designed by the late architect and designer Alessandro Mendini, ...
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Mater partners with Ditzel family to create eco-friendly furniture using reclaimed plastic
The furniture uses plastic from recycled fishing nets
Lauren Heath-Jones
Mater, an ethical design brand based in Denmark, has launched a furniture collection made from plastic reclaimed from the ocean. ...
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
Lauren Heath-Jones
Duravit, a Germany-based bathroom fixtures company, has launched Tempano, a series of easy-to-install shower trays for the home. Available in ...
Baux creates plant-based acoustic panels
Baux has worked with scientists from the Royal Institute of Technology to create Baux Acoustic Pulp, a plant-derived acoustic solution
Lauren Heath-Jones
Baux, an acoustic products brand based in Sweden, has developed a line of biodegradable acoustic panels, using a plant-based material ...
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Paul Kelley pushes 'technical boundaries' with modular furniture cube system
The system is designed to enable users to create multifunctional, adaptable pieces, where they are in complete control of the design and function of their furniture
Lauren Heath-Jones
British designer Paul Kelley has created a modular magnetic cube furniture system that enables users to create multifunctional, adaptable pieces, ...
Alusid's Sequel collection combines craftsmanship and sustainability says founder
The Sequel collection is billed as the 'most waste-efficient and sustainable' on the market
Lauren Heath-Jones
Alusid, a creator of eco-friendly surfaces, has partnered with Parkside to launch the Sequel range, the brand's first collection of ...
Tom Dixon Studio to relaunch iconic Pylon chair
Pylon was first designed more than 20 years ago
Lauren Heath-Jones
Originally conceived in his metal workshop in the early 90's, the Pylon chair was Dixon's attempt to create the world's ...