Discover the work of Jean Prouvé and his 1944 demountable 6x6 house which has been re-created and adapted by RSH+P, Chapman+BDSP and Arup.
Jean Prouvé (1901–1984) was a French twentieth-century pioneer in the innovative production of furniture and architecture. Determined to be a man of his time, Prouvé explored all the current technical resources in metalworking, soon abandoning wrought iron for bent sheet steel. In the thirties he produced metal joinery; his early furniture, architectural components and knockdown buildings, all in small series.
Prouvé 6x6 House
The 6x6 house is an important example of Prouvés constructional philosophy of architecture based on an aesthetic of functionality and fabrication. Made entirely of wood and metal, it could be transported and dismantled easily and was first built to re-house war victims in the Lorraine region of France in 1944. Components were shipped directly to bomb-devastated villages where they could be assembled by two people in a day to provide much needed shelter for the homeless.
The adaptation, commissioned by Galerie Patrick Seguin and delivered by RSH+P, Chapman+BDSP and Arup.
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