30 September 2015
The original 6x6 demountable house was developed by Prouvé specifically for rehousing civilians in Lorraine, France, following the Second World War. It was one of a series of prefabricated steel, wood and aluminium houses Prouvé created to tackle similar problems around the country.
Made entirely from wood and metal, the houses are easily transported and quickly assembled. The adaption is based on Jean Prouvé’s original plans, with the addition of modern living facilities including a satellite bathroom and kitchen as well as a series of service trolleys providing hot water and solar-powered electricity.
The exhibition runs at the Building Centre, Store Street, London from 6 October - 31 October
Ivan Harbour of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Bob Lang of Arup and Klaus Bode of ChapmanBDSP will discuss their re-creation and adaptation of the Prouvé 6x6 demountable house for the Galerie Patrick Seguin in 2015 at an event on October 6 at 6.30pm. This Engineering Club talk is free to attend but booking is essential.