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Salman Jawed on promoting Pakistani design

Marina Mrdjen-Petrovic talks to Salman Jawed, Co-Founder of Karachi-based Colasce Studio about the importance of collaboration and how to elevate his country’s creative industry to an international level. Understanding that today’s design challenges often require a blend of expertise and experience, Coalesce brings … More

Interview: The wonderful world of Marcel Wanders

Marina Mrdjen-Petrovic talks to Dutch Designer Marcel Wanders about his upcoming projects in the region and the importance of staying different. Always give people more than they expect is a phrase that most appropriately sums up the 25-year-long design philosophy of the provocative … More

Interview: David T’Kint, design director and partner at HBA Dubai

Marina Mrdjen-Petrovic talks to David T’Kint, Partner at HBA Dubai, about the importance of maintaining his passion for design while managing others. You can be the most creative designer, but if a client doesn’t understand an idea you are trying to sell, you’re … More

Mahmoud Shahin on designing for human experience

Mahmoud Shahin was born in Cairo, Egypt, and developed his interest in design at a very young age, while playing with blocks and trying to reconstruct the neighbourhood where he lived and was growing up. The P&T architect said: “Naturally, my interest grew … More

Tabanlioglu Architects: Building local and building smart

Designing buildings which reflect the culture of the nation and community in which they are sited is the major urbanist philosophy of Turkish-based Tabanlioglu Architects. Run by husband-and-wife team Murat and Melkan Tabalioglu the studio says it focuses on the matters of building … More

Interview: Martin Brudnizki turns attention to the Middle East

Drawing on his experience of designing some of the most refined and elegant restaurants worldwide, from Soho Beach House in Miami to Le Caprice in New York and Scott’s in Mayfair, London-based designer Martin Brudnizki is now turning his attention to projects across … More

Interview: EDGE

Just launched in Dubai is EDGE – an architect firm which is promising to give new talent a chance to blossom and push back design boundaries. Martin Baerschmidt and Ivar Krasinski are the founders of the newly rebranded design group and both are … More

Interview: Farida Farag, Atkins

Tackling social and cultural issues through design is at the heart of the work of Farida Farag of Atkins. Born and raised in Abu Dhabi, educated in the USA, but an Egyptian national she has been working at the company for just under … More

Interview: Sara Khamis, Lacasa

Nick Ames meets Sara Khamis of Lacasa who never had any doubt that her future lay in building design. From an extremely young age Sara Khamis had one major passion when it came to a career – getting the chance to design inspiring … More

Interview: Sasan Niknam

Nick Ames meets Sasan Niknam of U+A Architects who feels design is a vital factor in creating an urban identity. The combination of architecture, landscaping, infrastructure and socio-economic and environmental factors are what drew Sasan Niknam to feel a real passion for urban … More

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