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  7. Flashback: Tower Flower / Edouard François

Flashback: Tower Flower / Edouard François

  • 01:00 - 25 June, 2012
Flashback: Tower Flower / Edouard François
Flashback: Tower Flower / Edouard François, Courtesy of  Edouard françois
Courtesy of Edouard françois

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  • Architects

     Edouard François
  • Location

    Rue Hérold, Paris, France
  • Area

    2600.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2004
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Edouard françois

From the architect. The Flower Tower was completed in 2004.

Courtesy of  Edouard françois
Courtesy of Edouard françois

Christian de Portzamparc, architect in charge of the urban regeneration zone of Hauts Malesherbes, had given us a carte blanche.

Courtesy of  Edouard françois
Courtesy of Edouard françois

The tower is the vertical continuation of an adjacent park. Its giant flower pots, hanging from the balconies, were inspired by Parisian window planters that can be in themselves botanical treasures. These façade elements were one of the first applications of Ductal (by Lafarge). The social housing is freed of all bearing walls. 

Courtesy of  Edouard françois
Courtesy of Edouard françois

The inhabitants enjoy the rustling of bamboo and a light filtered by the foliage. The elevator is on the façade and, glazed on both sides, it allows light to penetrate into the common areas. On the ground floor, it opens to the outside, transforming the exterior into a hall.

Courtesy of  Edouard françois
Courtesy of Edouard françois

The Flower Tower embodies the expression of desire for nature in the city.

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Courtesy of Edouard françois

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Courtesy of Edouard françois

Courtesy of  Edouard françois
Courtesy of Edouard françois

Courtesy of  Edouard françois
Courtesy of Edouard françois

Courtesy of  Edouard françois
Courtesy of Edouard françois

Courtesy of  Edouard françois
Courtesy of Edouard françois

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Flashback: Tower Flower / Edouard François" 25 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/245014/tower-flower-edouard-francois/>
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Mike · June 26, 2014

I would be concerned with fire load. That is a huge, deadly fire waiting to happen.

the skinny · July 10, 2012

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EchoDA · June 29, 2012

A 2004 project with an interesting approach towards a green envelope http://t.co/gNZTyQnh

JK · June 26, 2012

The distant photo (11) and the one taken from the adjacent apartment perfectly illustrate the simple concept of the pancake building (TYP.) and Parisians' attempts to bring create individual park space. It's something of a follie, but refreshingly so.

Nezar Ahmadi · June 26, 2012

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Interface Nederland · June 26, 2012

Flower Power met de Tower Flower! Kunnen we dit niet overal doen?
#design #architectuur http://t.co/pFmW38Fk

Davide Maria Zema · June 26, 2012

Bosco verticale di Milano decisamente meglio. Una brutta COPIA?
http://t.co/KxctYqQc

Mike Hudson · June 26, 2012

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MMK · June 26, 2012

This is unbelievably nice!!! http://t.co/uqmYNA5I via @archdaily

ang · June 26, 2012

haha. word

Walt · June 26, 2012

Bamboo requires little maintenance.

Peter Gerhard · June 26, 2012

Can Arch Daily please STOP promoting these ludicrous planted facades and rooftops. Any design professional with a career behind them or anyone with any knowledge of horticulture knows that plantings take a lot of care and, frankly, most people are just not capable/interested in maintaining them. Look around at the much lauded planer boxes of the 1960s on buildings and public spaces if you don't agree.

Peter Gerhard · June 26, 2012

Can Arch Daily please STOP romoting these ludicrous planted facades and rooftops. Any design professional with a career behind them or anyone with any knowledge of horticulture knows that plantings take a lot of care and, frankly, most people are just not capable/interested in maintaining them. Look around at the much lauded planer boxes of the 1960s on buildings and public spaces if you don't agree.

Joanne Young · June 26, 2012

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How cool is this?

PlannerTuts · June 26, 2012

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Utako Tanebe · June 26, 2012

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Sonia Tzimopoulou · June 25, 2012

Green tower http://t.co/80tWRycL Edouard Francois #green

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stephen silvestri · June 25, 2012

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Peter Kable · June 25, 2012

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Nick Channon · June 25, 2012

Has been completed for some time now but a nice take on the green wall http://t.co/jKr4zGwD

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jan adegeest · June 25, 2012

The project too. Out of all those "green" design that actually got build. Simple and effective.

H-J · June 25, 2012

The model is amazing.

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