Edouard François was born in 1957 in Paris, France. He studied at the Academie Des Beaux Arts in Paris, and later architecture at the UP1 in Paris and at the Architectural Association in London.
In 1998-99 he specialized in the master unit at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure du Paysage in Versaille, France. Edouard François has become one of the protagonists of green architecture on an international scene.
His work focuses on matter, context, use, economy and ecology, following the preoccupations of sustainable development. Francois’ European team of architects and urbanists are working also on landscape design and graphic design projects. The office is based in Paris.
Francois became known to the public in 2000 with ‘the building that grows’, built in Montpellier on the banks of the Léz and widely publicised by the Ministry of Culture’s campaign on quality in architecture, followed by the ‘Flower Tower’ in Paris (a building, bordering a public park, completely veiled in white bamboo).