Fernando Javier Urquijo, photographer, Georgia 2020

Fernando Javier Urquijo, photographer, Georgia 2020

Today, our close friend, exceptional artist and photographer for studioMilou for over twenty years, Fernando Javier Urquijo, sent us one of his works. This beautiful, poignant image of a shepherd resonates with the underlying messages of Easter, especially the sacrifice of human company. And so it also resonates with things too many are feeling at this time, worldwide.

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Night photos of National Gallery site in 2012

Night photos of National Gallery site in 2012

Between 2011 and 2015 the National Gallery construction main contractor Takenaka was working around the clock, with 4 shifts of 8 hours, to catch up with the work schedule and to complete the Gallery before the deadline of august 2015.

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Open position, Architectural assistant in Singapore office

Open position, Architectural assistant in Singapore office

We’re looking for an architectural assistant in our Singapore office. A motivated and talented professional who has a good eye for detail, excellent communication skills and an appreciation of our studio’s ethos and projects.

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Visite de la National Gallery Singapore par François Hollande, president de la République, 17 Mars 2017

Visite de la National Gallery Singapore par François Hollande, president de la République, 17 Mars 2017

Il y a quatre ans François Hollande, Président de la République Française a visité la National Gallery Singapore a l’occasion d’une visite officielle à Singapour.

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The Avenir, River Valley Close, Singapore. Construction in progress, February 2021

The Avenir, River Valley Close, Singapore
Construction in progress, February 2021

The Avenir project is under construction today. It has been designed by StudioMilou in partnership with ADDP. It will include 374 luxury apartments and all the common facilities. It will be completed on the 9th March 2023.

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StudioMilou offices in Melbourne

StudioMilou offices in Melbourne

Thanks to the generous support of Noel Firmanis and Megan Ponsford, StudioMilou has created its first Australian office in Melbourne, 6, Oxford street Collingwood 3066, discretely installed within the Oxford street chapel.

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Seoul Compact City international design competition architectural review

Seoul Compact City international design competition architectural review

The Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Seoul Housing and Community Corporation published a very detailed architectural review of the international design competition for the Seoul Compact City, Gangil public garage project.

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Adaptive reuse in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Singapore

Adaptive reuse in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Singapore

The Hong Kong university press just published a volume on Asian revitalization experiences and adaptive reuse in Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai edited by Katie Cummer and Lynne DiStefano.

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Studies on 3D Public Spaces Extension of the LASALLE School of the Arts, Singapore, 2020

Studies on 3D Public Spaces Extension of the LASALLE School of the Arts, Singapore, 2020

In 2020, studioMilou designed a project for the extension of the LASALLE School of Arts. This project was part of an expression of interest application submitted with the local practice Swan & Maclaren and was not finally selected. The concept of the project is to create the two wings of the school organized around a three dimensional layering of circulation and shared living spaces for the students and the professors open widely to the city life.

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Choa Chu Kang HDB, Singapore, February 2021

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

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

'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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Konsept Projeler - Jean François MILOU, Turkey, October, 2020

Konsept Projeler – Jean François MILOU

This week the Turkish design journal, Konsept Projeler, published an article by Jean Francois Milou, on studioMilou’s approach to the adaptive reuse of heritage buildings.

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A Landmark for Quy Nhon, Vietnam, July 2020

A Landmark for Quy Nhon

An article on studioMilou's Quy Nhon convention center has been published in the local Vietnamese newspaper Binh Dinh Online. The convention center of 25.000 m2 built within an old American airstrip of Quy Nho is nearing completion. It begins to attract praises from both local, public and newspaper. The article mentions the successful implication of studioMilou in the region and the architectural quality of the convention center.

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The Completion of the Quy Nhon Convention Centre, Vietnam, July 2020

The Completion of the Quy Nhon Convention Centre, Vietnam

studioMilou is nearing completion, at the end of this month, of the spectacular Binh Dinh Conference Centre in Quy Nhon, Vietnam. The final landscaping and interior fittings of the auditorium are underway, with our team in Hanoi overseeing a fantastic team of local architects and workers giving their all. We look forward to sharing images of the completed project, with the communities of Binh Dinh enjoying the spaces of this monumental public building and garden.

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Convention Center in Quy Nhon, Vietnam, June 2020

Convention Center in Quy Nhon, Vietnam

This spectacular venue for conference and exhibition is built along the long strip of the American airport of QuyNhon, which is located in the center of the new city. The design proposes high colonnades merging with an artificial hill, and dense greenery merging with the hilly landscape around. This long-awaited facility will include a 1200-seats theatre, an exhibition center, meeting rooms, and cafes. The project designed by studioMilou will be completed in July 2020.

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The Making of External Bronze Seats and Objects by studioMilou design, Singapore, June 2020

The Making of External Bronze Seats and Objects by studioMilou design, Singapore

studioMilou design is creating a series of exterior bronze furnitures for residential and public spaces. These seats and objects are fabricated by xxxxx and will be completed by September 2020.

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Beautiful Portrait of Trung Nguyen in 66 Magazine, Vietnam, June 2020

Beautiful Portrait of Trung Nguyen in 66 Magazine, Vietnam

Vietnamese magazine, 66, has made a beautiful portrait of Trung Nguyen; a senior architect in studioMilou Singapore and the managing director of studioMilou Vietnam.

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News 60, Negotiating Home, History and Nation, Singapore, March 2011

Negotiating Home, History and Nation, Singapore

In March 2011, studioMilou was commissioned by the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) to design an exhibition curated by Iola Lenzi on the contemporary art of Southeast Asia. This exhibition in 2011 was a trial - designed in collaboration with Singapore's curators in preparation for the large exhibition design which which was opened 3 years later in 2015, in the National Gallery Singapore. 

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The studioMilou Team, Singapore, April 2020

The studioMilou Team, Singapore

studioMilou's teams in Singapore and Hanoi are settling well into the Work-From-Home arrangements. Interestingly, the circumstances have created a closer dynamic between our two teams, as we continue advancing our projects with efficiency and determination. We're wishing every studio in Singapore and beyond the very best in adapting and coping at this time.

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A Wave of Honey-Coloured Light, an Architectural Music Box, Singapore, April 2020

A Wave of Honey-Coloured Light, an Architectural Music Box

studioMilou's team is working on the final aspects of this beautiful multi-generational home in one of Singapore's finest streets. Inter-connecting residential elements are set on a slope and interspersed among spacious landscaped gardens, while a stunning triple volume pavilion fronts the street. By day, its meticulously designed metal and glass walls blend easily into the thick foliage and streetscape. By night, the pavilion becomes luminous with honey-coloured light emanating from a wave of over 1000 hand-crafted Bohemian crystal cylinders, each unique, composing the bespoke chandelier. When any piece is gently moved against another, a gamelan-like chiming is set off, creating a spectacular, floating instrument in what becomes an 'architectural musical box.'

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studioMilou collaboration with RL&A, France, March 2020

studioMilou collaboration with RL&A, France

Dinner on the 1st of March 2020 in the beautiful Hotel Dieu in Lyon restored by RL&A and reopened recently. Didier Reppellin, Maie Kitamura, Sixte Doussau Suzanne Ogge and Jean Francois Milou, celebrated their strategic partnership and the publication of the new edition of the RL&A conservation work, edited and published by studioMilou documents.

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Local Marble from Thanh Hoa, Vietnam, March 2020

Local Marble from Thanh Hoa, Vietnam

In the convention center in Quy Nhon, studioMilou is using the beautiful grey honey marble of Thanh Hoa to merge with the wood and natural concrete color scheme. This very common marble in Vietnam has proven in this exercise, to be a very spectacular match with this large scale project. This convention center project in Quy Nhon is scheduled to be completed in July 2020.

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"Floating City" by Nipek x KNOTS at National Gallery, Singapore, January 2020

"Floating City" by Nipek x KNOTS at National Gallery

"Floating City" is a new lighting installation, installed in the 30 meters high entrance atrium of the National Gallery Singapore, by the artists' team Nipek and KNOTS during the 'Light to Night Festival 2020'. 

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News 54, "Avenir" Press Campaign, Singapore, February 2020

Avenir Press Campaign, Singapore, February 2020

On the 3rd of February, Chow Khoon Toong (studioMilou partner and designer in charge) and Jean Francois Milou (studioMilou Principal Architect) were on the Avenir showflat with the Hong Leong representative, Tessa Kwek and Betsy Chng, for the launching of the press campaign on the project (376 luxury apartments, River Valley close, in Singapore).

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BDCC Convention Center in Quy Nhon, Vietnam, January 2020

BDCC Convention Center in Quy Nhon, Vietnam

The convention center of Quy Nhon will be completed at the end of 2020. This large project is located within the footprint of the wartime American airstrip of Quy Nhon now day transformed as a linear garden. It includes exhibition space, meeting rooms, and a theater of 1100 seats. It is designed like a long landscaped colonnade reinforcing the geometry of this Long garden and underlining the highest hill surrounding the city of Quy Nhon.

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Museum of Fine Arts, Tbilisi, Georgia, January 2020

Museum of Fine Arts, Tbilisi, Georgia

Suzanne Ogge and Jean François Milou have been involved since 2003 in the reflection about the renewal of the Georgian National Museum in Tbilisi.

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Dmanisi Visitor Center, Georgia, January 2020

Dmanisi Visitor Center, Georgia

studioMilou has been involved from 2006 in the collaboration with the Georgian National Museum on the archaeological site of Dmanisi and has built in 2007 the site protection element on the most important part of the archaeological survey.

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The Beauty of River Valley Close, Singapore, January 2020

The Beauty of River Valley Close

studio Milou signed, as lead designer, its first large Condominium project in Singapore. In this important milestone in the development of our operations in Asia Pacific, StudioMilou has collaborated with the Singaporean office ADDP. The project launched in January 2020, is jointly developed by Hong Leong Holdings, Guocoland and Hong Realty (Private) will propose 376 luxurious units, and will be completed in 2023.

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