After the Liberation, the Minister of Reconstruction, Raoul Dautry, seduced by the Ateliers Prouvé commissioned houses to relocate the victims of Lorraine and Franche-Comté.
In these areas where bombing was intense housing that could be produced quickly was needed.
Jean Prouvé designed houses that could be assembled and dismantled quickly using prefabricated elements.
This type of housing is a true architectural performance.
The house that we are presenting is one of several installed in 1945 in a small village of the department of Doubs.
Most of them were destroyed a few months later to make room for post-war reconstruction plans.
This house is one of the few survivors as it was installed in a remote area and was preserved.Beyond the elegance of its form, this house shows the genius of its creator and responds to a particular solution in an important historical context.
The house is presented in its original state and is one of Jean Prouvé's manifest constructions.
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