Maison Edouard François 设计，位于法国。建筑外墙由岩石，铁丝网和土壤构成，安装有自动灌溉设备，构成微型生态系统，适于植物的生长。
The Building that Grows is a rare encounter between architect and developer in the field of desires. The desire was for something different, material, purposeful, pleasurable, ephemeral and meaningful.
The study of the balcony was a key part of the project. There are “balcony-gardens” to dine in with many friends, “balcony-cabins” perched among the trees for more intimate encounters, “balcony-lookouts” to curiously explore the foliage of the treetops, and “balcony-terraces” for reflection and contemplation. The project could have been called “the balcony in all its forms” but instead it was named “the building that grows.”
One morning, when handling rocks, chicken wire , and concrete, we invented a living skin. It had to grow; to sprout. We put bags of potting soil and plants behind the stones. We watered it with organic fertilizer. It was seeded by mountain climbers. Then we installed an automatic irrigation system on the façade.
The building grows. Slowly. Its skin has become a kind of mini-ecosystem. The water collects in the interstices, algae forms and then dies, mosses grow and herbs colonize the resulting compost. Scattered, physical traces reflect these transformations.
This project was used in a campaign for architectural quality by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication.
|设计事务所||Maison Edouard François|
|项目团队||Maison Edouard François, GREEN & HUNT, Verdier (structure)|
|面积||5 200 平方米|