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Maison Tropicale

London, United Kingdom
by Jean Prouvé

The Masion Tropicale really was a flat-pack house, and it was way ahead of its time - not for nothing has Prouvé been labelled "the godfather of high tech" (he was also on the judging panel for the Pompidou Centre). It was designed to be flown out to remote parts of Africa in cargo planes, to..

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Potteries Thinkbelt Study

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
by Cedric Price

The Potteries "Think-Belt" (1963-66), envisaged the reuse of an abandoned railway line in the derelict North Staffordshire Potteries as a roving "higher education facility". Covering a 108-square-mile "campus," Price's Think-Belt was designed to provide scientific education for 20,000 students..

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Rolling Masterplan

Åndalsnes, Norway
by Jagnefalt Milton

Buildings roll through the city on railway tracks in this masterplan by Swedish architects Jagnefalt Milton for Åndalsnes in Norway.

The design utilizing new and existing train tracks to create a diverse system where buildings roll through the city on rails, providing an opportunity to..

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Gucklhupf

Mondsee, Austria
by Hans Peter Wörndl

GucklHupf is an experimental multi-purpose structure designed for Mondsee’s summer festival. The 1993 theme was “The Stranger”, Worndl’s response was to create tension between opposed polarities such as the familiar and unknown, stasis and movement. Worndl designed a space that allowed its..

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The Heliotrope is an environmentally friendly house designed by the German architect Rolf Disch who also designed the Sonnenschiff (Sun Ship). Three such houses exist in Germany, the first experimental version having been built in 1994 as the architect's home in Freiburg im Breisgau, while the..

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Paperhouse

London, United Kingdom
by Thomas Heatherwick

The Heatherwick studio was commissioned by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea – known for their commitment to improving the public realm – to design kiosks for selling newspapers. The use of the internet as a source of daily news and the rise of supermarkets has had a negative impact on..

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Hugh Broughton Architects

London, United Kingdom
est. 1995, London

Hugh Broughton Architects are a British firm that was established by Hugh Broughton in London in 1995. They have a wide array of realised projects but are most noted for their experience in designing for extreme conditions. The most recent example of this is the Halley VI Antarctic Research..

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The Cloud

Vienna, Austria
by Coop Himmelb(l)au

The Cloud is an organism for living. Designed by Coop Himmelb(l)au in 1968, although the project was fully detailed, it remained in 'project' status.

The structure is mobile, the space can be modified. The building materials are air and dynamics. The Cloud places emphasis on technique as a..

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Yellow Heart

Vienna, Austria
by Haus-Rucker-Co

Yellow Heart was an experimental project designed by Haus-Rucker-Co in 1968.

The concept evolved from the idea that a concentrated experience of space could offer a direct shift in consciousness. This led to the design and construction of a pneumatic space capsule, the 'Yellow Heart'.
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Demountable House

Lorraine, France
by Jean Prouvé

Involved in regeneration of the region both as a native of Nancy and as a builder of genius, Jean Prouvé won an order for emergency housing from the Ministry of Reconstruction and Town Planning.

First built in 1944 to rehouse war victims in Lorraine, these houses survived the postwar period..

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The Métropole House

Bouqueval, France
by Jean Prouvé

Winner of a 1949 Ministry of Education competition for a “mass-producible rural school with classroom and teacher accommodation”, Jean Prouvé built two of these houses, one in Vantoux in Moselle and the other in Bouqueval, near Paris. Like the school, the accommodation followed the portico..

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F 8×8 BCC

Grenoble, France
by Jean Prouvé, ...

Pierre Jeanneret and Jean Prouvé’s F 8×8 BCC House fits in the series of projects initiated in 1939 and centered on the construction principle of using the axial portal frame that Prouvé created in 1938. A few examples of this small building, made entirely of wood, were completed between 1941 and..

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