Visiting Architect Édouard François In Paris

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Sprout Building in Montpellier

One of his most spectacular buildings is this housing complex, where the walls are built like gabions, loose rocks enclosed by wire mesh, from which plants can grow. "The most radical aspect of the scheme is the treatment of the exterior as a massive rock face that will eventually bloom into a spectacular vertical garden."

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Credit: Édouard François