Clubs by their definition offer exclusivity. They are not global -- they are placed. They are not open -- they are closed. They do not offer everything -- they specialise. In becoming a member, you also become special. The image of a club is as important as the spatial layout itself; and it is the job of the architect or designer to reflect an exclusive image in the physical spaces of the club. Club Culture features: * the new club class offered by airlines and the transit its members enjoy through exclusive spaces before and after boarding * the new members clubs of London and other major cities that have replaced the traditional a gentlemana s * the impressive technology and design behind the new breed of specialist sports clubs such as Ove Arupa s design for the International Tennis Centre in Sydney * the slick contemporary architecture of golf clubs tailored to the business executive such as the Yangsan Adonis Golf Club in South Korea "...like jewel boxes on a green velvet blanket..."* the funky underground clubs that serve the citya s nocturnal clubbers * and the ultimate in exclusivity that floats on the worlds waters, the new ship tailored only to those dripping in cash This is an interesting take on Club Culture that has not before been published and will be interesting, provocative and visual.
Editorial (Helen Castle). Introduction (Eleanor Curtis). The Health of the Nation (Eleanor Curtis). Japanese Golf Club Culture: Entertaining with Exclusivity (Masaaki Takahashi). Come Out , Join In, Get Off : Gay Clubs in Chelsea, New York (David Sokol). a Tie Me Kangaroo Down -- Sporta : Sports Clubs in Aus (Lindsay Johnston). The High--Flying World of Clubs (Eleanor Curtis). The Floating Utopia (Jonathan Bell). The Englishness of the London Club (Jeremy Melvin). The Commonwealth Club, London (Eleanor Curtis). The Core Club, New York (Jonathan Clarke). Nightclubbing: Nigel Coates in Conversation with Eleanor Curtis (Eleanor Curtis). The Democratiser: A Conversation with David Adjaye (Helen Castle). AD Plus. Interior Eye: A Floor--to--Ceiling Revolution (Craig Kellogg). Building Profile: Educare Sports Facilities, Guadalajara, Mexico (Jeremy Melvin). Practice Profile: Freecell (Karen A. Franck). Engineering Exegesis: CAD/CAM in the Business of Architecture, Engineering and Construction (Andre Chaszar with James Glymph). Way Finder: Cate Consandine and Nicholas Murray at Connical, April 2003 (Leon van Schaik). 6 Site Lines: Icebergs (Sheridan Rogers).