F 8×8 BCC House, 1942
PIERRE JEANNERET ARCHITECT I JEAN PROUVÉ CONSTRUCTOR
Pierre Jeanneret and Jean Prouvé’s F8x8 BCC House fits in the series of projects initiated in 1939 and centered on the construction principle of using the axial portal frame, created by Prouvé in 1938. The few examples of this small building, made of all wood, that were produced between 1941 and 1943 during extreme wartime conditions, emphasize the two men’s extraordinary ability to adapt to these circumstances. They are also concrete evidence of the amicable collaboration that linked two inspired characters – architect and constructor – the former revealing passion for construction and mechanics and the latter designing aesthetically pleasing technical objects.