SIMPLE a Prefab House by Jean Nouvel

16/02/2017
SIMPLE a Prefab House by Jean Nouvel
Revolution Precrafted [Paris] France
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SIMPLE a Prefab House by Jean Nouvel. Photograph © Thomas Lannes
Jean Nouvel´s SIMPLE is a result of a collaboration with Revolution Precrafted, the collection of limited edition, pre-crafted properties, conceived by design and real estate developer Robbie Antonio. The project unites over 40 of the world’s preeminent architects, artists and designers, including Late Pritzker Prize-winner Zaha Hadid, David Salle, Estudio Campana, Kengo Kuma, Kravitz Design, Marcel Wanders, SelgasCano, Sou Fujimoto, Studio Libeskind, Tom Dixon – to name a few.

This project follows the line of experimentation with prefabricated houses by Jean Prouvé, and Jean Nouvel pays tribute to him by reconstructing some of his prototypes.

“To live, that is the whole reason of architecture. Simple is a mobil-home that stays still. Only its inner walls are movable… Mobil walls…

This is an immediate way to live in places that are not meant to be lived in in the first place and that become so, spontaneously. All essential notions linked to housing have to be condensed in one only object that has to be easy to assemble and can host one, two, three or four persons. That is a basic, essential program: It will include, depending on the role of the hosting place, all economic energetic and sanitary facilities and equipment.

We cannot redo Jean Prouvé today. The DNA of this house is more Japanese than European: The sliding doors are at the origin of its flexibility. Simple, it is a square surface, 6 meters by 6 meters, except for the sliding doors that gather and transform hours after hours the house functions : All the technical elements, kitchen, bathroom, are” c...read more

Architect
Jean Nouvel
Number of bedrooms
1BR, 2BR, 3BR, 4BR
Size
1BR: 6.05m L x 6.05m W x 4.46 H; 2BR: 6.
05m L x 12.10 W x 4.46 H; 3BR: 6.05m L x 18.15m W x 4.46 H; 4BR: 6.05 L x 24.20m W x 4.46 H
Interior
1BR: 40 sqm; 2BR: 80 sqm; 3BR: 120 sqm;
4BR: 160 sqm

NOUVEL

Jean Nouvel, (born August 12, 1945) is a French architect. Nouvel studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and was a founding member of Mars 1976 and Syndicat de l'Architecture. He has obtained a number of prestigious distinctions over the course of his career, including the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (technically, the prize was awarded for the Institut du Monde Arabe which Nouve...read more