L’Arbre Blanc by Sou Fujimoto | 2019-08-01 | Architectural Record
Sou Fujimoto branches out with a residential high-rise in the South of France.
The sight of a bushy, white, curvilinear 17-story tower in the city of Montpellier, France, could stop you in your tracks. And this is before you notice that the balconies of this mostly residential building extend out like branches of a thickly foliated tree, almost defying gravity. Aptly called L’Arbre Blanc (White Tree), the recent addition to the city of 278,000, close to the Mediterranean, makes a dramatic gesture to the region’s sunny climate. Here 113 luxury apartments, contained in the “trunk,” open onto balconies that cantilever as much as 25 feet.
Source: L’Arbre Blanc by Sou Fujimoto | 2019-08-01 | Architectural Record