Profile

Our award winning design-led practice, established in 2002, has experience in projects in the UK and abroad. We take pride in carrying out work that is innovative and socially useful. We use creative design solutions to solve everyday problems and aim to do a lot with little. Our designs are developed through close collaboration with our clients and we aim to achieve the highest standard of design, construction craftsmanship and execution. We have long standing working relationships with renowned consultants within fields such as engineering, surveying and landscaping.

Åsa

Åsa Bäckman (AA Dip RIBA), is a founding director of Milk:studio architects. She studied architecture, landscape architecture and philosophy at the University of Lund, and worked in Stockholm, Sweden before coming to London to study at the Architectural Association. Åsa worked for practices in London and Germany, before setting up Milk:studio architects with Marcel in 2002.

Åsa has an interest in how architecture and landscape design can assist in forming communities, accommodate for social interaction between people and how the built environment can make a difference to this aspect of people’s lives. Åsa has experience in care home design and design of extra care and sheltered accommodation from previous employment.

Åsa also takes a keen interest in sustainability and is responsible for developing the practice’s know-how in sustainable technology.

Åsa has taught in the preparatory course at the AA and has been a guest critic at the University of Greenwich School of Architecture and the London Metropolitan University.


Marcel

Marcel Rahm (AA Dip SIA), is a founding director of Milk:studio architects. Marcel studied architecture and building science at Winterthur, and worked in Zurich, Switzerland before coming to London to study at the Architectural Association. Marcel worked for practices in London and Malaysia, before setting up Milk:studio architects with Åsa in 2002.


Marcel is interested in the materiality of architecture and how contemporary materials and lighting can inform development of built form and challenge conventional organisational hierarchies and use of materials.

Marcel also has an interest in how architectural organisation and form can facilitate social interaction.

Marcel has experience in building technology and building science and is responsible for developing the practice’s know-how in building technology.



Marcel Rahm  and Åsa Bäckman