The Built Garden


Building and planting seem to be for Edouard François part of the same process, as the projects of this Frenchman born in Boulogne-Billancourt in 1957 are but the substrata of three-dimensional gardens that mediate between the users and the environment. Closer to ‘Land-arch’ than to the solutions normally put forth by the defenders of sustainable development and ecological architecture, his proposals incorporate vegetation into the catalogue of construction materials, including it in a composition long before the building reaches a picturesque state of ruin...

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