Eden Bio / Edouard François [Updated]

© Patrycja Ogonowska

Designed by architect Edouard François, Eden Bio housing complex includes 100 housing units, 52 parking spaces, artists’ studios, along with community gathering spaces for local activities. The architect created a contemporary design with a pastiche of old style.

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Architects: Edouard François
Location: Paris, France
Client: OPAC de Paris
Project Area: 7,700 sqm
Project Year: 2008
Photographs: Patrycja Ogonowska

© Patrycja Ogonowska

The project is somewhat a maze of stairs, a mixture of concrete and wood latice, coupled with vertical timber extensions gracing the exteriors of the housing units. The wood fencing lining the sidewalk somehow seems to work well with the colors of terra cotta in the roofing and window boxes, and varied shades of gray as siding.

© Patrycja Ogonowska

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Cite: "Eden Bio / Edouard François [Updated]" 19 Nov 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 21 Sep 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=89635>


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    It’s like under construction. I wouldn’t live there, although one side of the facades seems nice.

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    This is a what we frenche call a publicitary “coup”.

    Everyone is talking about ecological houses, so he gaves the stereotype of a low tech/cost thing and design it in a very rude way to say : “hey look i made it look like emergency architecture”, like if design was something only for the bloody rich people of this planet who rules the world.

    Anyway, edouard francois is always in this kind of shoking images, and it seems it’s working : i’m loosing my time writing about him..

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    hei girardin, yeah, u r losing ur time.
    too bad u dont manage to understand architecture outside your own field of view.
    good luck!

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    @James & Allan
    it might be worth checking out the scheme design images to understand why it looks the way it does. As you say it looks ‘under construction’ and it actually is, as in time the plants will grow and the facades will become lush with vegetation.

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    if the author tell me they are built from recycle material… it will be a excellent project based on my opinion

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