Maison Tropicale, as completed and exhibited, unknown location

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RIBApix ref no RIBA106549
Architect/DesignerProuve, Jean (1901-1984)
Subject Date1951
Image Date1951
StyleModern Movement
Library ReferenceAPT65 (uncat)
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: This prefabricated sheet steel and aluminium tropical house was originally erected in Brazzaville (Democratic Republic of the Congo) in 1951. Here is a demonstration of its construction, which was published in the Architectural Review in March 1952. In 2008 it was restored and erected outside Tate Modern in London as part of an exhibition on Prouve then held at the Design Museum.

Subject tags

steel, houses, construction sites, aluminium, prefabrication, Feature: High Tech Precursors of High Tech