Les secrets verts de Paris...
When it was built seven years ago, Edouard Francois's 'Tower Flower' caused quite a sensation in Paris, but how is it ageing today?
Containing 380 pots of bamboo on ten stories, the building itself is almost invisible behind its herbaceous curtain. It is situated on the edge of the jardin Claire Motte in the 17th arrondissement, and was designed to be a vertical extension of this space, both for those in the garden and those living in the building. The pots cannot be moved and are fixed to an automatic watering system (using recycled rain water) to ensure that the bamboo is not killed by careless residents!