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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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BIG associate Jeremy Siegel is leading the BIG U project in New York

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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The Greenhouse was designed by Serres et Ferronneries D’Antan

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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Local, natural materials have been used to create an organic, calming feel. Views of the surroundings take centre stage

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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Desa Potato Head creative director Daniel Mitchell left London for Indonesia several years ago

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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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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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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Company profile: Robert D. Henry Architects + Interiors
Robert D Henry Architects (RDH-Architects) was founded in 1990 in New York City by Bob Henry, known as the “sensuous architect of serenity.”
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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

Polizzi worked closely with architect and designer Tommaso Ziffer on Hotel de la Ville in Rome
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

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The hotel has just two floors above ground; the other 16 floors are below
Martin Jochman founded JADE+QA in 2013. He formerly worked for Atkins
"We didn’t want to put in any gimmicks. We wanted to create a building that’s inherently sustainable through passive sustainability"

When Martin Jochman set out to transform an old quarry into a luxury hotel, he faced some serious challenges

Interview: Blurred lines
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

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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

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

Interview: Elizabeth de Portzamparc
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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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 ...
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 ...
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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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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 ...
Matteo Thun grows Allaperto collection with new suspended outdoor armchair
Megan Whitby
Allaperto, the lounge collection spawned by the partnership between design studios, Matteo Thun, Ethimo and Antonio Rodriguez, has been expanded ...
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, ...