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  3. RSHP Adapts Jean Prouvé’s 6x6 Demountable House for Design Miami/Basel 2015

RSHP Adapts Jean Prouvé’s 6x6 Demountable House for Design Miami/Basel 2015

RSHP Adapts Jean Prouvé’s 6x6 Demountable House for Design Miami/Basel 2015
RSHP Adapts Jean Prouvé’s 6x6 Demountable House for Design Miami/Basel 2015, Courtesy of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Courtesy of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Jean Prouvé’s 1944 design, the 6x6m Demountable House has been adapted by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) for Design Miami/Basel 2015 at the Galerie Patrick Seguin. Originally designed to rehouse war victims in Lorraine, France, the Demountable House was built entirely of wood and metal, and could be transported and assembled by two people in a day. The new adaptation, led by Ivan Harbour of RSHP, is reimagined as a holiday retreat, complete with a bathroom and kitchen pods and service trolleys providing hot water and solar energy. Read more about this adaptation after the break.

Model. Image Courtesy of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners Rendered Exterior. Image Courtesy of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners Courtesy of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners RSHP Adapts Jean Prouvé’s 6x6 Demountable House for Design Miami/Basel 2015 + 9

Prouvé’s “constructional philosophy” of architecture prioritized functionality and fabrication, creating a unique aesthetic focusing on the two ideals. The original design was meant to be easily shipped and assembled to rehouse war victims in villages ravaged by bombs in 1944. The new design maintains this simplicity, while adding an external kitchen and bathroom, maintaining the flexibility of the original plan. Trolleys providing hot water and solar energy ensure the independence of the home, so that it can be built in any environment.

Rendered Exterior. Image Courtesy of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Rendered Exterior. Image Courtesy of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
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RSHP’s adaptation creates a connection to each pod by replacing six of the original wooden panels. Four glazed panels bring light into the main living space and open onto a new deck. The deck can be used as an outdoor space, or raised to act as a shutter to protect the glazing against extreme weather. Like the original design, all components can be easily assembled on-site, and the panels can be configured to fit different conditions.

Courtesy of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Courtesy of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Courtesy of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Courtesy of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

The adaptation will first be showcased at Art Basel 2015, then subsequently transferred outdoors. Though imagined as a holiday retreat, in keep with Prouvé’s original vision, it forms the foundation for future demountable housing for refugees.

To accompany the exhibitions, Galerie Patrick Seguin has also released a set of five monographs dedicated to Jean Prouvé’s designs, with both archival and contemporary photographs. These five monographs are the first of 15, to be released in three separate sets throughout 2015 and 2016. 

Cite: Eric Oh. "RSHP Adapts Jean Prouvé’s 6x6 Demountable House for Design Miami/Basel 2015" 27 Jun 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/769256/rhsp-adapts-jean-prouves-6x6-demountable-house-for-design-miami-basel-2015/> ISSN 0719-8884
Courtesy of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

RHSP将Jean Prouvé的6x6可拆卸住宅搬进了迈阿密/巴塞尔2015设计展