Flip through Issue 115 and you might notice d+a is a little different this issue. For starters, we have given the design some A&A, in renovation speak. The result is more breathing space in the layouts, a fresh set of fonts and overall, a chicer appearance. Another change is the introduction of the new section, Life. It offers snapshots of how design is applied in other disciplines outside of the built environment. We kick things off with a spread on interesting dial designs on timepieces, and a feature on fitting out a private jet. Elsewhere in the magazine, look out for two stories written after a trip to Germany in January. One is the coverage of Heimtextil, a fair that increased our appreciation of textiles and the important role they play in softening the edges of a space. The other is of a visit to the unconventional Hansgrohe Aquademie, the headquarters of the bathroom and kitchen fitting manufacturer, nestled deep in the Black Forest in the town of Schiltach. Stellar is the project published on the cover, a study in balancing form and function. Located in Gujarat, India and designed by Sanjay Puri Architects, the mixed-use building stands out for a rust-red, sculptural volume, inspired by origami, perched on the open, north-oriented terrace. Another project worth highlighting is Sun City Kobe Tower, a 35-storey building dedicated to luxury senior living, designed by Richard Beard Architects and BAMO. Together, they have successfully created a resort-like experience with a plethora of beautiful communal spaces.