For those who don't want to choose between nature and the city, this tree-inspired building provides the best of both worlds. The building was created by the Sou Fujimoto architecture firm and will look to change the general perception of high-rise buildings.
The building is called L'Arbre Blanc, which means white tree in French and it will be just one of 12 similar pieces called 'architectural follies'. The building mimics nature in that the building itself is the tree with the balconies becoming the leaves. The balconies do this by being placed in a staggered position to mimic the random alignment of leaves on a tree branch.
The alignment of the leaf balconies isn't random either. They catch light at different times and are aimed at people with different kinds of lifestyles.
Photo Credits: designboom, sou-fujimoto.net
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