It has literally been an eventful few months since my last Editor’s Note.
From COP26 to Singapore Archifest, the opening of the Expo 2020 Dubai and Salone del Mobile, the calendar has been very full.
Because traveling continues to remain challenging, we have made space in this issue for coverage of the latter two events.
The Singapore Pavilion, designed by WOHA, graces our cover in all its green glory, and the Malaysia Pavilion, designed by Hijjas Architects + Planners, is the only
net zero carbon pavilion at the Expo.
Our annual report on the Milan Furniture Fair identifies six trends that will influence architecture and interior design in the year ahead.
Elsewhere in the magazine, look out for the spectacular Al Dana Amphitheatre by S/L Architects.
The fan-shaped project was carved out of a limestone quarry in the Kingdom of Bahrain and scores points for generously deploying recyclable materials throughout, such as used shipping containers and wooden pallets.
The issue closes on a light but thoughtful note, spotlighting the air-purifying eco-machine Air Bubble by ecoLogicStudio, staged at COP26.
Since it is December, you should also give yourself a pat on the back for having come so far.
From the team at d+a, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy, eventful 2022!