Design Anthology 24 – The Small Spaces Edition

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Design Anthology is Asia’s quarterly magazine for interior design and more. ‘As an independent publisher, we have created the type of design magazine we want to read’.

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Design Anthology 24 – The Small Spaces Edition

Design Anthology 24 – The Small Spaces Edition | A global tour of small homes, dense cities and ways to live better in less space. In Design Anthology 24, we go inside compact residences in Bali, Singapore, Manila and Hong Kong, as well a charming abode on the Japanese coast. Plus, our regular round-up of travel, art, architecture and design from across the region and beyond.

‘Our planet is on the brink of an irreversible catastrophe, and the side you take in the anthropogenic global warming debate seems irrelevant. I say this because there’s no arguing that the vast majority of us are over-consuming: plastics, products, packaging, petroleum, animal protein… the list goes on. We’re consuming finite fossil fuels when our governments and private industry should be investing in and promoting clean renewable energy sources. We’re filling islands and swathes of once-pristine land with waste and landfill. The way most of us are living is simply not sustainable. I’ve always been an advocate for buying well and buying less, a principle I hope is evident in the pages of every issue we publish.

In this issue we take a look at small spaces, density and treading more lightly on the earth. In putting it together, I was reminded of a number of presentations and conversations I had the pleasure of hearing in Jakarta late last year during the Prihal: arsitektur andramatin conference that ran alongside acclaimed Indonesian architect Andra Matin’s retrospective exhibition. Bangladeshi architect, urbanist and educator Kazi Khaleed Ashraf and architect Marina Tabassum, Thai architect Varudh Varavarn and Japanese architect Yoshiharu Tsukamoto were among the presenters, and each of them spoke in some way about building sustainably. It was a reminder that architects in certain parts of the region are setting strong examples of sustainability in their practices — especially when it comes to incorporating natural lighting, ventilation and other human- focused elements into small footprints.

It was for these reasons that we decided to revisit the ‘small spaces’ issue. If you’ve been reading D/A for a while you’ll notice it’s the first one since Issue 3, published in our very first year. We hope you enjoy this issue, and that it inspires you to live lighter but better.’

Suzy Annetta
Editor-in-Chief

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Design Anthology 24 – The Small Spaces Edition

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Design Anthology is Asia’s quarterly magazine for interior design and more. ‘As an independent publisher, we have created the type of design magazine we want to read’.