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We revisit the origin story of the multi-disciplinary designer Malek Alqadi. This episode of Cohesion Concepts and Contexts focuses on our beginnings, inspirations, and introduces core ideologies by painting pictures with words and storytelling.
We revisit the origin story of the multi-disciplinary designer Malek Alqadi joined together in conversation with human design field expert John Buffini.
We discuss our design process and overcoming roadblocks that arise along the way; whether it be responding to the natural topography of a site, working with our client’s briefs, or overcoming budgetary constraints.
Malek’s “Boost’s on the Ground” real world lessons were daunting, delightful and daring as he learned from the land and the best thought leaders in his environment. We take a dip into some extreme examples of his creative journey.
Malek shares his cohesive world view of creating, by honoring our natural parks and leveraging this ethos to encourage others to do the same in their part of the world!
Typology, natural landscape, helping land heal and remember itself. Quenching the thirst of the extreme desert and restoring the natural balance while providing an immersive experience with balance.
We share how, The High-Desert, envelopes a creative mind to fellowship with the ‘four elements’, and informs a remarkable precedent for the future of design.
Conceptual synergy with the Masters of Futurism, Axel Vervoordt, James Turrell and Rick Joy, what Malek Alqadi learned as a young designer from working with these masters.
Malek’s Jordanian lineage celebrated the near mythical nature of The Bedouin tribes with their light, lifestyle and airy structures. We discuss the reimagining of ‘Canopies’ from ancestral heritage to inspiration for the 21st century nomads.
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Restoring to pre humanity phase, honoring the space while fusing ecosystems into end experiences. Traveling back to 2000 years ago, pre-human feelings.
Perched precariously on mountainous boulders enveloped by century-old trees we share a structure with an amazing provenance, that menaced us with refreshing challenges.
Aline McKenna, who wrote the script to The Devil Wears Prada had some meaningful feedback for Malek on the many projects they worked on together and how anticipating her family’s needs reinforced a core ethos as a designer.
Designing for innovation you attract innovative craftsmen, we discuss how collaborating with the best can elevate a seamless ethereal design into a backdrop for Alessandra Ambrósio.
We discuss how tastemakers are gravitating to the Star Wars and Futuristic Martian ethos and working with the designer of the Apple Headquarters Theater and working with Italian conceptual designer Claudio Silvestrin.