Jean Prouve | The Pioneer of Prefabrication
Jean Prouvé’s house in Nancy is a simple structure that the architect (1901 – 1984) built for his family. A self-taught engineer and architect — nicknamed “the archetypal builder” by Le Corbusier — Prouvé was constantly attracted to innovative materials. It was his fascination with cars, planes and rockets that pushed Prouvé to manufacture houses in such a technical and rational way, as one would for industrial products. In his designs, the economy of space, work and materials is continuously maximized to find quick and affordable shelter and housing solutions.
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