Time-lapse Movie Shows Construction Of Richard Rogers’ Revamped Prouvé House


Architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners have released a time-lapse movie displaying their adaptation of a 70-year-old Jean Prouvé property becoming assembled in a discipline (+ movie).

The London practice have extra pods containing a bathroom and a kitchen to an original 6×6 Demountable Property, created by the French architect-engineer in 1944. Mobile solar-electrical power and scorching-water techniques are mounted on specially developed trolleys.

Prouve-adaptaton-by-Rogers_dezeen_468_0 RSHP’s adaptation of Prouvé’s 6×6 Demountable Residence at Design and style Miami/Basel

The film shows how swiftly Prouvé’s flatpack framework, manufactured of timber and folded-steel elements, can be assembled. Prouvé intended every home to fit on a single truck and require just three individuals to assemble it in a day.

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“In keeping with the unique layout, all parts can be manually assembled and dismantled effortlessly on website, and different panel areas can be configured to suit specific areas,” said RSHP.

“Putting the pods on the outside maintains the versatility of the original internal layout, and the trolleys ensure the residence has an independent provide of water and vitality so it can be created in any atmosphere.”

Prouve-adaptaton-by-Rogers_dezeen_468_1 RSHP’s adaptation of Prouvé’s 6×6 Demountable Property at Style Miami/Basel

The residence is a unusual surviving unique from a series of light-weight, single-room dwellings that Prouvé created to help alleviate the submit-war housing shortage in France.

Galerie Patrick Seguin, a French gallery that specialises in the perform of Prouvé, lately invited RSHP to update the property for use as a vacation property.

Prouve-adaptaton-by-Rogers_dezeen_468_2 Inside the cylindrical kitchen pod

The architects, headed by Richard Rogers, extra two prefabricated cylindrical pods to the residence, a single containing a bathroom and the other a kitchen.

“RSHP’s style replaces 6 of the original wooden panels to offer a website link bridge connection to every single pod and an entrance of four glazed panels that carry light into the main living area and open onto a new external decking platform,” explained the architects.

“The decking is managed through a counter-balance method so it can be lowered for use as an outdoor area or raised to act as a shutter to protect the glazing towards intense weather situations.”

Demountable House by Jean Prouvé and Richard Rogers at Miami/Basel Sketch of kitchen pod layout

The up to date property was presented at the Design Miami/Basel collectors fair in Switzerland final week.

Prouvé is one particular of the most crucial architects and designers of the mid-twentieth century. The self-taught architect, designer and engineer was born in Nancy, France in 1901 and died in 1984.

Demountable House by Jean Prouvé and Richard Rogers at Miami/Basel RSHP sketch of their adaptation of the Prouvé residence.

He pioneered the use of light-weight folded steel in both furnishings and architecture and experimented with lightweight, demountable structures that were ahead of their time.

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There has been a surge of curiosity in Prouvé’s operate not too long ago, with G-Star Raw and Vitra combining to reissue his office furnishings styles from the 1940s and rare examples of his demountable homes becoming provided for sale for millions of dollars.

Demountable House by Jean Prouvé and Richard Rogers at Miami/Basel Model of RSHP’s Jean Prouvé house adaptation

“Prouvé is now recognised as the most important architect-engineer of the mid-twentieth century,” Prouvé dealer Patrick Seguin explained in an interview with Dezeen in 2013. “Ahead of Prouvé, Modernism was [bent steel] tubes.”

However Prouvé’s demountable homes failed to assist significantly with France’s submit-war housing crisis and quite few of them survive.

Demountable House by Jean Prouvé and Richard Rogers at Miami/Basel Model of RSHP’s Jean Prouvé house adaptation

“There was a programme of 160 homes, but few of them have been built and most of them have been destroyed right after the war,” said Seguin, who in 2013 joked to Dezeen that a purchaser today would have to ask an architect to include present day amenities.

When asked how anyone could live in a residence with no bathroom or kitchen, Seguin replied: “You adapt it. You can adapt it with an architect. Inquire Jean Nouvel, he will do it for you!”



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