A concrete jungle that you would actually want to live in: The spectacular Flower Tower in Paris is completely concealed by hundreds of potted bamboo plants

 

The 10-storey accommodation is lined with 380 pots of dense bamboo plant which is said to be allergy friendly.
While it may look like the pots are precariously balanced on the balconies, they are embedded into the structure.
Designer Edouard François said the foliage was selected for the noise created when the leaves rustle in the wind.

Even for those not lucky enough to live inside their own mini forest, the 17th arrondissement building has become a point of interest in the urban city

If you suffer from hay fever you may initially think this flower pot-covered apartment block is the last place you would want to live.

The spectacular Flower Tower is located in Paris and the building itself is completely hidden by the 380 plants that line each floor.

Thankfully for the residents who live in the 10-storey accommodation, the dense foliage is bamboo plant which is said to be allergy

While it may look like the pots are precariously balanced on the balconies, they are actually embedded into the building’s structure.

The aim of the natural tower block was to give residents the impression of sleeping in a tree
And to save time, the 3ft11 high pots are sprinkled by an automatic system that uses recycled rain water to ensure the summer heat doesn’t kill the plants.
Interestingly designer Edouard François said the bamboo plant was selected for the noise created when the leaves rustle in the wind. He said that the aim was to give residents the impression of sleeping in a tree.
A spokesperson for Flower Tower told MailOnline Travel: ‘The inhabitants enjoy the rustling of bamboo and a light filtered by the foliage. The Flower Tower embodies the expression of desire for nature in the city.’

The spectacular Flower Tower is located in Paris and the building itself is completely hidden by the 380 plants that line each floor
The project was completed in 2004 and required a budget of €4,000,000.
Even for those not lucky enough to live inside their own mini forest, the 17th arrondissement building has become a point of interest in the urban city.

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