Choa Chu Kang HDB, Singapore, February 2021

Choa Chu Kang HDB - A study on 3 Dimensional Public Space

In 2019, studioMilou designed an integrated project including - residential, nursing buildings home, clinics, restaurant, shops and community spaces around a spectacular public spaces linking the metro station close by and a public garden. The design developed with the local practice ADDP, proposes to organise all the elements of the brief around a Piranesian style of vertical public spaces open to all and protected against the rain and the sunlight by the cantilevers of large balcony and suspended gardens.

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Gangil Seoul Compact City, Korea, February 2020

Gangil Seoul Compact City - A study on 3 Dimensional Public Spaces

In 2020, studioMilou designed a low-rise integrated design, including, residential, community spaces, shops, bus garage, bus terminal around an enclosed vertical garden. This garden was designed to be used at all seasons with water features becoming an ice skating ring in winter. This public space was protected by a spectacular urban canopy and was surrounded by many layers of pubic circulation. The project shortlisted as the best scheme in the first round was not selected finally by the client.

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A Concept for a City in the MENA Region, January 2020

A Concept for a City in the MENA Region

studioMilou is working to refine a concept for a city in the MENA region. This beautiful project, intended for integration into an urban master plan, is inspired by traditional heritage earthen architecture structures and low-rise pedestrian-friendly spaces. Using shade and vegetation, along with carefully calculated positioning of pillars and walls, the design facilitates natural ventilation and heat protection. More to come!

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‘The Architect’s Collection’: The Bronze Cowrie, December 2020

'The Architect's Collection': The Bronze Cowrie

The second work from studioMilou’s ‘Architect’s Collection’ of unique sculptures has just been completed. This collection, for which handcrafted objects are designed or commissioned by Jean Francois Milou, engages skilled trades and craftspeople. Below, the work is based on a small, 18th century English engraved conch shell bought by the architect on auction in Paris over twenty years ago. Appreciated for the skill of the engraving above all, Jean Francois Milou recreated it as a gift, using the cameo technique and enlarging its 100's of times. Our sincere thanks to Singapore-based Metalworks, and their committed team of tradesmen who with us worked on this beautiful, permanent object.

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