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The Lascaux IV Caves Museum will include a recreation of the caves

Kjetil Trædal Thorsen

Kjetil Trædal Thorsen trained at the University of Technology in Graz, Austria. He is a founding partner of Snøhetta and is based in the practice's Oslo office
Snøhetta’s founding partner talks about the expansion of SFMOMA, the September 11 Memorial Pavilion in New York and the importance of blurring professional borders. Rhianon Howells reports
Given Norway’s rich tradition of folklore, the story of the naming of Snøhetta – the Oslo-based integrated design practice, embracing architecture, landscape architecture, interior design and brand design – has
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An elevator motor from the Twin Towers

A museum for everyone

From the architecture and exhibition design to the content and visitor experience, every aspect of the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York had to be meticulously planned. Museum director Alice Greenwald talks Alice Davis through the process
Never before has a museum been built to tell the story of an event that was witnessed by a third of the world’s population. On September 11 2001, people across
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Jeyran Aliyeva is one of the most successful volleyball players on the Azerbaijani national team. She is an ambassador for the European Games and features in the marketing campaign

Baku to the future!

Azerbaijan is investing in architecture, sport and tourism to establish itself as a major destination. This year, it hosts the European Games at the newly opened Baku Olympic Stadium. Kath Hudson reports
Baku, Azerbaijan’s capital city, was awarded the inaugural 2015 European Games in December 2012. This oil rich country was the only bidder, which makes it no less of an achievement,
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Six Senses has 15 confirmed new resorts set to open over the next three years in Bhutan, China, Bali, Taiwan, France, Portugal, the Seychelles, Tunisia and St Lucia

Craig Cogut

Craig Cogut founded Pegasus in 1996 and serves as chair and president
In 2012, Pegasus Capital Partners bought the Asia-based resort and spa company Six Senses with a view to its global expansion. Three years on, the firm’s founding partner tells Rhianon Howells what they’ve achieved so far and where they go next
At first glance, Pegasus Capital Advisors’ decision to buy Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas three years ago may have seemed a little surprising. After all, the US-based ­private equity firm
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Bill Hillier and Tim Stonor

Space Syntax

Space Syntax explores the science of human behaviour for cities, urban places and buildings. Director Bill Hillier and managing director Tim Stonor tell Katie Buckley and Alice Davis how their approach works
The social housing of 1960s London gets a bad rap these days, but when the structures were being built, a student named Bill Hillier found them exciting. Fascinated, he’d find
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Carlo Ratti’s Future Food District

Milan Expo 2015

It’s had its share of problems, but Milan Expo 2015 is now well underway. Alice Davis and Magali Robathan take a look around and speak to some of the pavilion designers
Milan Expo 2015 kicked off on 1 May, with a lavish opening ceremony that featured a performance by Andrea Bocelli and a video link with the Pope. It’s a huge
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The lighting in Mott 32 has different mood settings for the day and night

Joyce Wang

Joyce Wang has built a reputation for her luxury interiors
Joyce Wang Principal, Joyce Wang Studio
Hong Kong restaurants Isono and Vasco represent the latest offering from rising interior design star Joyce Wang, whose Mott 32 Bar & Restaurant in Hong Kong won the World Interior
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The interior showcases a mix of reclaimed industrial features and was designed by Studio C102

James Balfour, Giles Dean and Kevin Yates

1Rebel
After much anticipation and a raft of headlines, the first 1Rebel microgym has launched in the City of London, UK. The company, which aims to shake up the fitness industry
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The Wuhan Movie Theme Park

Ray Winkler and Cristina Garcia

Ray Winkler (left) and Cristina Garcia (right)
Ray Winkler is Managing director of Stufish Entertainment Architects
Cristina Garcia is Principal of KPF Architect

The Wuhan Movie Theme Park and the Han Show Theatre have opened in Wuhan, China, the final project of the late Mark Fisher and the first permanent buildings for him
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The installation uses new liquid crystal technology developed by researchers to create the rainbow

Daan Roosegaarde

The Van Gogh Cycle Path runs from where Vincent Van Gogh lived between 1883 and 1885
Founder, Studio Roosegaarde
Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde’s latest light installation, Rainbow Station, can be seen every night in Amsterdam’s Central Station until the end of the year. As a celebration of the station
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The design features raised walkways to protect the jungle floor

Heather Henninger and Nathan Stevenson

Heather Henninger (left) and Nathan Stevenson (right)
Founder and CFO, Yanami Healing
The construction of Yamani Healing, a new eco-design hotel, destination spa and healing centre in Mexico’s Riviera Maya is due to start later this year, following the announcement of a
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Van Berkel brought ideas from museum design to the Galleria Centercity in Cheonan

Dutch master

Ben van Berkel
UNStudio co-founder Ben van Berkel talks about healthy buildings, theatre design and his fascination with art and commerce. Alice Davis reports
Since 1988, Ben van Berkel and his business partner, urban planner Caroline Bos, have championed a collaborative approach to architecture, first through the Van Berkel & Bos Architectuurbureau, and then
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Inspired by lichen, Aedas designed the Mongkok Residence with green walls to improve air quality

Learning from nature

From creating breathable metals to copying how animals cool their homes, architects and designers are increasingly using the principles of biomimicry in their work. Christopher DeWolf takes a look at how the discipline is evolving
When Janine Benyus published her book, Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature, in 1997, she expected it to cause a stir in the academic world. She didn’t imagine it would help
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The Las Palmas Water Theatre – a desalination plant that takes the form of an outdoor amphitheatre – was inspired by the Namibian fog-basking beetle

Michael Pawlyn

Michael Pawlyn
Exploration architects have built a global reputation for their work in biomimicry. Founder Michael Pawlyn tells Rhianon Howells why biology and architecture make great bedfellows
As one of the world’s leading biomimetic architects, Michael Pawlyn has always been as passionate about the natural environment as he is about the built. But it wasn’t until he
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KSL, which only invests in travel and leisure, has a share in Whistler Blackcomb

Rich Weissmann, KSL International

Before KSL, Weissmann headed up the hospitality and gaming practice at Goldman Sachs
Last year, KSL Capital Partners became majority stakeholders of US destination spa Miraval. As the firm prepares to announce two new Miraval resorts, KSL partner Rich Weissmann explains its vision for the brand to Rhianon Howells
Miraval Resort & Spa, a nearly 20-year-old destination spa in Tucson, is arguably one of the best-known brands in the global spa industry – quite an achievement considering it is,
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Sitting 3,800m up Europe's highest mountain on the Aiguille du Goûter, the Refuge du Goûter, with its spectactular views, took eight years to bring to fruition

Aiming high

When the French Alpine Club decided to build the Refuge du Goûter – a climbers' refuge 3,800m up Mont Blanc – it chose Groupe H as architects to work on the daunting and complex undertaking. Kath Hudson tells the story
The challenges faced by the team creating the Mont Blanc mountain refuge, the Refuge du Goûter, must have initially seemed insurmountable. Extreme weather conditions rendered the site inaccessible for eight
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Santee says the Yankee Stadium, New York City captures the legacy of the Yankees

Earl Santee

A well-designed sports stadium can transform a community, but there are no shortcuts to making it authentic, Populous principal Earl Santee tells Magali Robathan
Why did you become an architect? I've always loved to draw and through my teenage years I helped my dad with his construction firm. My love of art and building
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Kiruna’s historic church

Moving Kiruna

When White Arkitekter won the competition to relocate the Arctic town of Kiruna to stop it being swallowed up by its mine, they knew they had a real opportunity on their hands. The CEO and social anthropologist tell Magali Robathan how culture and leisure will play a central role in the new Kiruna
In February 2013, Swedish architectural practice White Arkitekter won an international competition to design a 20 year masterplan for the relocation of the Swedish town of Kiruna. Kiruna has to
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Company profile: Alliance Leisure Services Ltd
The company’s core business is the provision of facility development and support for local authorities, educational establishments and leisure trusts that want to improve or expand the leisure products and services they offer.
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The Louvre Conservation Centre will open in October
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 guest rooms provide views across the quarry
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

Hospitality: High standards
"We tried to take over in a friendly way"

The Standard’s first London hotel is bold, fun and full of surprising touches

Health & Fitness: Working it
"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

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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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 book was published in 2019 by RIBA Publishing
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

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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 ...
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
Nina Edwards Anker, a Brooklyn-based designer and founder of architecture and design practice nea studio, has created a new collection ...
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, ...
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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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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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
Lauren Heath-Jones
Zaha Hadid Design has partnered with Italian furniture design firm Sawaya & Moroni to create the Mew Coffee Table. The ...
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 ...
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, ...