Profile of Mikou Design Studio, headquartered in France. Three projects submitted by Mikou Design Studio have been published on Architecture News Plus (ANP).
Mikou Design Studio was created in 2005 by Selma Mikou and Salwa Mikou, after many years of collaboration with international architecture agencies, in particular Renzo Piano and Jean Nouvel on projects on large private and public buildings, residences, offices and important installations on public areas within the framework of re-qualification of urban and harbour planning.
Mikou Design Studio is a place of creation and experimentation in architecture and its inter-disciplinary cross-fertilisation. We design in a continuous workshop spirit with a multidisciplinary team of architects, engineers, graphic artists, scenographers and town planners from very different cultural backgrounds.
Every project is an opportunity for challenging and redefining the meaning of a brief, a function in an urban, social and human context, in order to invent new ways of living, places of sharing and gathering which are more sensitive and sensual stimulating an emotional response.
Distancing us from preconceptions of form and function gives us the freedom to create original solutions which enhance the fourth dimension of space-the dimension of sensitive spatial experience, the interaction between people and their environment.
Mikou Design Studio is currently involved in lots of projects throughout France, Germany, Brazil and Morocco, with a focus on cultural and educational buildings, housing and offices.