Mikou Design Studio: Green is the New Normal for Architecture

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Mikou Studio via Designboom

Selma and Salwa Mikou are all over Designboom this week. The French architectural firm won a competition to design the primary school and recreation center in Bobigny, France that is covered in green roofs and hanging plants.

It is part of a body of work that is covered in green, a trend we are seeing everywhere as green roofs become the new normal.

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Bobigny School court, Mikou Studio via Designboom

But were not so lucky with their entry in a competition to design a new building for a French social security organization.

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URSSAF building, Mikou Studio via Designboom
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URSSAF building, Mikou Studio via Designboom

If I hadn't seen the work of Édouard François when in France last spring, I would still be wondering who takes care of all this, or if the buildings are ever going to really look like the renderings when they are done.

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147 Apartments and Retail, Mikou Design Studio

But in France, they evidently have the weather and the workforce that they actually do.

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A lot of interesting work by Selma and Salwa Mikou of Mikou Design Studio

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