Architect Richard Rogers has redesigned a flatpack home originally designed by Jean Prouvé as a housing answer for victims of the second world war .
Richard Rogers and Ivan Harbour
The architects’ London firm Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners was asked to adapt French architect Jean Prouvé’s 1944 design and style for use as a holiday house with present day additions. The new version is due to go on display at this year’s edition of Design Miami/Basel, opening next week.
The unique 6×6 design and style was designed by Prouvé exclusively for rehousing civilians in Lorraine, France, following the second planet war. It was 1 of a series of prefrabicated steel, wood and aluminium homes Prouvé developed to tackle comparable difficulties all around the country.
The patterns characteristic a single space with the dimensions reflected in their names, and had been produced to be straightforward to transport, assemble and dismantle.
An additional original illustration, 1 of two surviving versions of the Maison Démontable 8×8, was place up for sale by Galerie Patrick Seguin at Design and style Miami in 2013 for \$2.3 million.
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Roger’s adaptation was also commissioned by Galerie Patrick Seguin, a French art dealer specialising in 20th-century furniture and architecture. The design is primarily based on Prouvé’s unique programs but has cylindrical pods containing a present day kitchen and bathroom, a scorching water technique, and solar panels to make its very own electricity.
Rogers aimed to “preserve the integrity of the unique as a single living room,” so the new additions are housed in satellite structures and a series of “services trolleys”. These modules can be added in various arrangements about the central framework.
According to the gallery, the aim was to develop a prospective blueprint for more adaptations of Prouvé’s other Demountable Residence types.
6×6 Demountable Property, France, 1944
The adaptation of the 6×6 Demountable Residence will be displayed alongside the architect’s Complete Filling Station from 1969 – a prefabricated petrol station with an almost cylindrical prepare and glazed walls.
Interior of 6×6 Demountable Residence, Seoul, Korea, 1944
The two buildings will be portion of the At Big part of the Style Miami/Basel honest in Switzerland from 15 – 21 June.
The gallery, which specialises in architect-designers like Prouvé, Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret and Le Corbusier, is also releasing 5 monographs focused to Prouvé’s Demountable Home designs. The books are the initial in a series of 15 that will be released as three boxed sets amongst 2015 and 2016.
Website plan Program a single Prepare two Program three Area Kitchen pod Bathroom pod Companies distribution diagram Installation diagram one particular Installation diagram two Ateliers Jean Prouvé presentation drawing, May 1945 Marketing brochure for the Ateliers Jean Prouvé, circa 1950-1951 Dezeen