Visiting Architect Édouard François In Paris

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Édouard François : Flower Tower

When it comes to green buildings, few architects today can touch Édouard François of Paris. in François' view, working with nature offers a welcome complexity: 'Watch a tree. It has a thousand branches, it moves, grows, changes colour!' He builds with what are known as green façades, much simpler than the current rage of living walls as they are planted in the ground and do not need elaborate watering systems. He broke into the big time with the Flower Tower, which was even simpler: pots on every balcony.

Image credit: Edouard François