Tree-Inspired Building Features Branch-Like Balconies [Pics]

Tree-Inspired Building Features Branch-Like Balconies [Pics]
Design

The unique shape of "L'Arbre Blanc" takes its inspiration from nature.

Rachel Pincus
  • 31 march 2014

Usually high-rise buildings are as separate, in people’s minds, from nature as possible. The architecture firm Sou Fujimoto aims to change all that with an amazing new high-rise project in the Port Marianne district of Montpellier, France that evokes a tree trunk. The name of the project, fittingly, is L’Arbre Blanc (“white tree”) and it is a part of a series of 12 new buildings that also includes a rippling apartment block designed by Farshid Moussavi.

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