French architect Jean Prouvé created his "House for Better Days" as an answer to the housing crisis in France in the mid-1950s. It was built on the banks of the Seine in Paris in 1956, but never saw production. The house was meant to be temporary housing that could easily be assembled quickly and easily by non-skilled labor. It is a modular home that can be made in various configurations based on the needs of the owner. The most interesting component is a steel kitchen/bath unit that can be made offsite and dropped in via crane. It not only contains all of the utilities for the house, but becomes the support for the main beam of the roof. The other item of interest is the window panels with roll-down windows—as in a car—and corrugated metal covers that can be raised to protect the windows.
My design is based on a combination of elements from Prouvé's original drawings, the built house, and photos of the reconstructed house as shown in Galerie Patrick Sequin in 2012. A nice video by the Galerie can be seen at the link provided.
Thanks to all whose models I've included in mine. There are a few I've exploded to change the dimensions or other details to match the design of the house, so some credits may have been lost in the process. I know that one of these is the Vitra Standard Chair, model made by NYDutch04, so he deserves credit for the dining room chairs.
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