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As a participant in the French government’s policy on definitive postwar construction – too timid in his opinion – Jean Prouvé urged a thoroughgoing industrial revolution in the building sector. His immediate contribution was the fine-tuning of the axial frame constructional system he had created and patented before the War. Commissioned by the Minister for Reconstruction, he manufactured in a matter of months a display version, despite shortages and other postwar constraints. The small series of 8×12 m houses – although it took prize in the 1947 Concours des Maisons Nouvelles (New Houses) competition – will in the end go no further. The prototype, stored at the Maxéville plant, will be mounted on site in 1952
to serve as a design office for the Ateliers Jean Prouvé, fast-growing at the time.

Additional information

Weight 0,600 kg
Dimensions 1,5 × 21 × 25 cm
Publisher : Edition Galerie Patrick Seguin, 2019
Language : French-English
Number of pages : 80 pages
ISBN : 978-2-909187-25-9
EAN : 9782909187259
Distribution : Interart - Dap