Édouard François Is "Creator of the Year" At Maison et Objet


Image credit: Lloyd Alter

The French design show and magazine maison-objet has chosen TreeHugger favourite Édouard François as its architectural creator of the year. We gave his a Best of Green award in 2009 for his work that integrates green façades and living elements into his architecture. He says "'Man can live solely within architecture. He needs a complex building which must be decorated. Only in this way can he be happy.' Indeed, in François' view, working with nature offers a welcome complexity: 'Watch a tree. It has a thousand branches, it moves, grows, changes colour!'

He is best known for his early and iconic Flower Tower, although I am most impressed with his Sprout Building in Montpellier.

interview of eduoard Francois from Lloyd Alter on Vimeo.

I interviewed François in Paris last year. Other creators of the year, according to Designboom, are Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec and Gilles & Boissier

See more of his work in the slideshow:
Visiting Architect Édouard François In Paris
Eden Bio by Edouard François
Living Green Facades from Edouard François
Jargon Watch: Vertical Gardens vs Vertical Farms vs Living Walls vs Green Façades
SODD: Sustainable Building System from Édouard François
First Pix from Edouard François' Eden Bio

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