29 Jul '15, 3pm

Famous, green ‘demountable house’ reborn as holiday retreat #sustainability #greenbuilding

Famous, green ‘demountable house’ reborn as holiday retreat #sustainability #greenbuilding

A ‘demountable house’ originally fabricated in 1944 by one of the world’s most famous designers, Jean Prouvé, has been transformed into a sustainable, portable holiday home as part of a unique project by architect Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and building services and environmental consultants ChapmanBDSP. The portable house was originally created by the French designer to provide emergency shelter to refugees in war-torn France. It is made entirely from wood and metal, making it easy to transport and able to be assembled in as little as a day. In 1930 Prouvé helped establish the Union of Modern Artists whose manifesto read, "We like logic, balance and purity." Although he shaped his public image around the idea that he was not married to a specific aesthetic, the tenets of "l'École de Nancy" were certainly a powerful influence on his body of work. "I was raised," Prouv...

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