Philosophy

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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 a large number of projects throughout France, Germany, Brazil and Morocco, with a focus on cultural and educational buildings, housing and offices.

Profile

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SALWA MIKOU
Architect, Associate of Mikou Design Studio since 2005
2012 MICQ consultant since January 2012
2011 Selected for Europe 40 under 40 of 2011
2009 Training at IHEDATE, Institute of Advanced development studies and regional planning in Europe
2004 Further Education in Sustainable Development, Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne
2005 Creation of Mikou Design Studio
2001-2005 Project Manager at Ateliers Jean Nouvel Paris
2001 Diploma in Urbanism, School of Architecture Paris la Villette
2000 DPLG diploma, School of Architecture Paris-Belleville
She collaborates during 5 years, from 2001 to 2005, with Jean Nouvel on many international projects. From offices to housing in Beirut, Seoul and Paris to urban projects in Doha, Valencia or Rabat. She also takes part in a leisure complex in Koweit city, a park in Barcelona and, an urban project for the Tanger harbour.

SELMA MIKOU
Architect, Associate of Mikou Design Studio since 2005
2011
Selected for Europe 40 under 40 of 2011
2005
Creation of Mikou Design Studio
2001-2005
Project Manager at Renzo Piano
2001
Diploma in Urbanism, School of Architecture Paris la Villette
2000
DPLG diploma, School of Architecture Paris-Belleville
She collaborates during 4 years, from 2001 to 2004, with Renzo Piano on plenty of international projects such as offices and housing in London, urban projects in Abu Dhabi, the Lacma Museum in Los Angeles and the London Bridge Tower.

Team - Organisation

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ASSOCIATES

Salwa Mikou

Selma Mikou

MANAGEMENT AND ACCOUNTING

Antoine Thierry
Arnaud Gervais

COMMUNICATION AND DEVELOPPEMENT

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