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Issue 103 of d+a steps out with a slightly altered course for the magazine. There is much talk that the 21st century belongs to Asia. As a design and architecture magazine sitting in Singapore, at the core of the continent, we feel it is imperative that we embrace our origins. Henceforth, the content will pivot towards a greater focus on Asia and Southeast Asia. In this issue, we examine how two buildings in Hong Kong have been readapted for 21st-century use. We also look at how a tower in Ho Chi Minh City has changed the skyline, and tour a bungalow in Singapore that borrows a tropical Asian technique to guard against the weather. In rapidly-developing Cambodia, another hospitality project comes online, Rosewood Phnom Penh, designed with sensitive acknowledgement of the country’s heritage and art forms.
d+a is a Singapore-based title established in 2001. We began as a bi-monthly print magazine and have since developed a digital presence too. Advocates of good design and architecture in Asia and Southeast Asia, we also champion Asian designers who are either trailblazing or up-and-coming. Our excellent relationship with the design and architecture community means we are among the first to publish newly-completed projects, and find out how they are done. These we curate to ensure that they are designed with purpose and intention to have a positive imprint on the built environment. Through in-depth features, we analyse the trends, technologies and ideas sweeping across the industry and their implications on the ecosystem.