Eden Bio by Edouard François

Social housing can be pretty depressing in les banlieues around Paris, and since the 2005 riots architects and planners have been looking for ways to improve them. Edouard François, known for his living buildings with green façades (like the Sprout Building in Montpellier) is working on Eden Bio, featuring 100 terraced units set within dense organic gardens, with stairways enclosed in greenery.

One wonders what Oscar Newman of Defensible Space would say about a design with such dense planting to hide among or what Jane Jacobs might have said about such dense greenery blocking the views of "eyes on the street".

::Eco-Street and ::Dezeen

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