“Care is not one moment, it is a thousand little moments. And you slice it and slice it so that it touches everything you do.” The words of Siamak Hariri, principal at Toronto architecture firm Hariri Pontarini, ring true especially now. As a new spring season blooms, more than a year into the pandemic, the spaces we create need to be ever more considered. And the new interiors that Hariri spearheaded at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre are a perfect example.
They are part of this issue devoted to transformative interiors: spaces that reassure us as they lift our spirits. From a plant-filled TV headquarters in Madrid to — our cover star — a sky-high library in Guangzhou, the interiors featured in AZURE’s May/June 2021 issue are both inspired and inspiring.
Another reason to love — and support — this issue: It’s our first-ever carbon-neutral edition. Together with Keilhauer, AZURE has created a print product made with paper that contains 100 per cent post-consumer fibre manufactured with renewable energy by Rolland, an FSC-certified company. The printing process was also powered by renewable energy, with any non-renewable energy consumption mitigated through the purchase of carbon offsets. To bring the eco-friendly experience to our digital platform, we have created an energy-saving black-and-white default mode for the month of May.
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE:
The Future of Hospitality
A survey with interior designers and architects across North America on how restaurants will evolve post-pandemic to offer novel experiences inside and out.
Naturehumaine’s Luminous Lake House