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Jean Prouve & Jean Nouvel: Ferembal House

Jean Prouve & Jean Nouvel: Ferembal House

Jean Prouve & Jean Nouvel: Ferembal House


PROUVE. Nouvel, Jean and Catherine Coley. Jean Prouve & Jean Nouvel: Ferembal House

Cl. Galerie Patrick Seguin. 2012

Book ID: 90909

Jean Prouve's Ferembal House was built in Nancy, France, in 1948, as the office for a can factory. Composed of five axial frames clad with wooden panels, set on a tall masonry base and occupying less than 600 square feet in a single raised story, this prefabricated structure was a classic example of ProuvŽ's advocacy of mobile architecture. Thirty years later, however, the company went out of business and the factory was demolished. In 1991, Patrick Seguin traveled to Nancy to locate the Ferembal House. Seguin spent the next ten years raising the funds to renovate it, working in tandem with Prouve experts, and in 2007 invited the architect Jean Nouvel, to undertake a creative adaptation of the House. Drawing on contemporary technical resources. This comprehensive account of Prouve's posthumous collaboration with Nouvel recounts the tale of the Ferembal House with archival photographs and plans of the original structure and a detailed account of Nouvel's inspired interventions.

334 pp. Accompanied by a CD French/English