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The challenges of climate change and a desire to improve the landscape inspired ‘Presence’

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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The project to restore Houson’s Memorial Park is ongoing

Thomas Woltz

Thomas Woltz
Thomas Woltz, owner of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, leads one of the most revered landscape architecture firms on the planet. Kath Hudson caught up with him while he was on a fact finding mission, camping on the Montana plains
Woltz’ firm’s legacy includes thousands of acres of reforested land, reconstructed wetlands, native meadows, wildlife habitats, as well as – at Hudson Yards – the creation of the biggest new
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The Jean-Georges Vongerichten restaurant features 12m-high floor-to-ceiling windows

Dana Kalczak

Dana Kalczak
Four Seasons’ vice president of design talks to Neena Dhillon about reaching new heights in Philadelphia, working with Norman Foster and innovations in guest experience
While Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is accustomed to opening landmark properties, its newest offering in Philadelphia represents several firsts. For starters, the 342m-high vertiginous tower redefines the skyline, its
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The Electric Lemon restaurant features glamorous interiors by Rockwell Group

Sleep well

When Equinox entered the hotel market, they were determined to offer something different. Magali Robathan interviews the designers behind the New York hotel promising to ‘restore and regenerate’ guests
Four years ago, I interviewed Aaron Richter, design director at Equinox, about the brand’s approach to designing health clubs and the plans for the first Equinox Hotel – which opened
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Danish landscape architecture firm SLA designed the rooftop park to attract a range of wildlife

Power to the people

BIG’s CopenHill urban ski centre-come-waste incinerator has finally opened, acting as a step towards Copenhagen’s goal of becoming the world’s first carbon neutral capital city. Magali Robathan takes a look
It was an idea that caught the imagination of the press and the public – a ski slope on the roof of a power plant that simultaneously provides clean electricity
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The twist

Crossing the line

These art galleries double as pedestrian bridges and aim to reimagine the museum experience while making art a part of everyday life
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Winding pathways lead visitors through the site, connecting Whiting Forest with Dow Gardens

Back to nature

With a kids-only playground, a vibrating glass platform 40ft in the air and one of the US’s longest tree canopy walks, Alan Metcalfe and his team have created a forest experience designed to bring people close to each other and to nature. Magali Robathan finds out more
In 1899, the founder of the Dow Chemical Company Herbert H Dow and his family established a home in Midland, Michigan. Over the years, Herbert Dow created gardens, orchards, hills
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Room with a view

In the mountains of Tennessee, the owners of the celebrated Blackberry Farm have opened a new resort – their first new venture in more than 40 years. Jane Kitchen visits to learn more
One of the most highly anticipated resort openings in the US this year is located not in New York, Miami or Los Angeles, but in the foothills of the Great
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Tina Norden

First designed by Eva Jiřičná and now refurbished by Conran and Partners, Prague’s Hotel Maximilian has reopened with a bold, playful new look
Opened in 1995 and renovated in 2005 by Czech architect Eva Jiřičná, Hotel Maximilian has reopened after a refurbishment programme by Conran and Partners. Hotel owners Christian and Rudolf Ploberger
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The Cedar Garden – one of three sky gardens designed to encourage social interaction

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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The aim of the museum is to promote Turkish art

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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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 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 Standard Kings Cross is located opposite St Pancras Railway Station

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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Hotel de la Ville has 104 rooms and suites, inspired by Rome’s role in the era of the Grand Tour

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 Pompidou Centre opened in Paris in 1977

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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The hotel has just two floors above ground; the other 16 floors are below

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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"The technology involved in paint is extraordinary"

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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"Wellness embraces the entire holiday experience"

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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The SHL-designed Vendsyssel Theater in Denmark
"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

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"The cities where you have good cultural buildings and facilities – it’s a way for people to mix, to share the city in a much deeper way"

The French architect and winner of the 2017 European Prize for Architecture tells us why she is determined to surprise

Francis graduated as a landscape architect in Belgium. He returned to Lebanon in 1993
"I believe gardens are where the soul rests"

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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XTU concept imagines life in the clouds
XTU's X Cloud concept is part of the Future and the Arts: AI, Robotic, Cities, Life - How Humanity Will Live Tomorrow exhibition at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo
Lauren Heath-Jones
XTU Architects, a Paris-based architecture firm, has released images and renderings of X Cloud, a new concept that showcase a ...
Daniel Svahn creates furniture collection using repurposed table tops
The Goodies But Oldies collection features three pieces made from repurposed MDF table tops
Lauren Heath-Jones
Daniel Svahn, a Stockholm-based furniture designer, has created a new range of sustainable furnishings, made from recycled MDF tabletops. Svahn, ...
BIG partners with Louis Poulsen for new lighting collection
The Keglen collection is made up of four different pendants
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BIG Ideas, the technology arm of renowned architecture firm Bjarke Ingles Group (BIG), has partnered with Danish lighting manufacturer Louis ...
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1885 Lounge at St Mary's Stadium celebrates Southampton FC's history
Rainbow Design worked closely with KSS Architects to ensure the furniture matched the design vision
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KSS Architects has partnered with Rainbow Design, a London-based furniture supplier, to create the 1885 Lounge at St Mary's Stadium, ...
Naval architect launches solar-powered floating pods
The Anthénea pod is a luxury floating suite that could be used as a spa or treatment suite
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Naval architect Jean-Michel Ducancelle has designed a solar-powered floating hotel suite aimed at offering an eco-friendly and nomadic place for ...
Canteen collection combines nostalgia with modern aesthetics
The Canteen collection was inspired by post-war British design techniques
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Very Good & Proper (VG&P), a British furniture brand, has curated a new dining collection that combines traditional woodworking techniques ...
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Tom Dixon collaborates with Prolicht to launch CODE lighting range
The product has three LED light sources: Dot, Dash and Grid
Megan Whitby
British designer, Tom Dixon, and Austrian architectural lighting specialists, Prolicht, have collaborated to unveil a new lighting range. Called CODE, ...
Barr + Wray to launch space saving hammam concept
Light shines through a striking central chandelier to create a feeling of movement
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Smaller footprint. Maximum theatre. Those are the two main features of a new hammam concept being developed by wet spa ...
Metalline transforms London hotel with bespoke aluminium fins
The aluminium fins will form the façade of the upcoming Minories Hotel in Aldgate, London
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Metalline, an architectural metalwork specialist based in the UK, has created a range of bespoke 3D twisted metal fins for ...