The Flower Tower – Hauts Maleshebes Building, Paris

The Flower Tower Building, Hauts Maleshebes Paris, Parisian Design, Image

The Flower Tower, Paris

Hauts Malesherbes, Paris 17e Building, France – design by Edouard François

8 Jan 2012

The Flower Tower Paris

Design: Maison d’architecture Edouard François

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TOWER FLOWER

French text:

Hauts Maleshebes, Paris 17

Tower Flower a été livrée en 2004. Véritable icône de l’architecture contemporaine, elle incarne l’expression du désir de nature en ville. Christian de Portzamparc, architecte en chef de la ZAC des Hauts Malesherbes, nous avait donné carte blanche. Située face au parc, Tower Flower en constitue la prolongation à la verticale.

Avec ses pots de fleurs géants suspendus aux balcons, elle s’inspire des jardinières parisiennes qui constituent parfois de véritables prouesses botaniques. Ses éléments de façades constituent l’une des premières applications du Ductal (Lafarge). Les logements destinés à l’accession sont libérés de tout mur porteur et bénéficient du bruissement des bambous et d’une lumière filtrée par le feuillage.

English Text:

Dwellings in Paris 17

“The hero of the movement to dissolve the boundaries between architecture and nature is Edouard François, who set up his practice in Paris in 1998. In an early project, he commissioned a “green wall”: the type of tapestry of plants fixed to an external wall that has become a fashionable cladding for boutique hotels and shopping centers. But the client turned off the water system in order to save money.

In his next project, Tower Flower in Paris (2004), he resolved to make the living bamboo plots as inseparable from the structure as nuts and bolts. Does it add to the costs? The question is irrelevant: the client accepts he is commissioning a “living building”.
Christopher Woodward, The Age of Flower Towers, Financial Times, October, 7, 2011.

Address:
8, rue Stéphane Grappelli / 23, rue Albert Roussel
Hauts Malesherbes, Paris 17e

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The Flower Tower – Building Information

French text:

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Programme: Construction de 30 logements, 3 niveaux de sous-sol face 41 parkings
Maitre d’ouvrage: OPAC DE PARIS
Equipe: Edouard François Architecte, Patrick Blanc paysagiste, BET Verdier, Beaulieu Ingénierie, Entreprise LEON GROSSE
Shon: 2,600 m²
Montant travaux: 4 M €
Livraison: 2004

English text:

Technical:

Program: 30 dwelling, 41 parking places
Client: OPAC DE PARIS
Team: Edouard François Architecte, Patrick Blanc paysagiste, BET Verdier, Beaulieu Ingénierie, Entreprise LEON GROSSE
Area: 2,600 m²
Cost: 4 M €
Delivery: 2004

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