At this year’s FIAC, the international contemporary art fair held in Paris in late October, French architect Jean Nouvel has constructed an elegant, modular home that he’s created as a limited edition for Revolution Precrafted Properties, a collection of designer prefab homes.
Titled “Simple,” the home is currently on view Tuileries Garden alongside structures by Ron Arad and Jean Prouvé. It features a lightweight aluminum exterior, insulating foam and wood-lined walls, and moveable inner walls that allow the residence to be expanded and compartmentalized according to the inhabitants’ needs and preferences.
Measuring six by six meters, the one-bedroom can be transformed into a 144-square-meter (or 1,550 square feet) four-bedroom dwelling. The initial structure can be built in just two days.
“Housing is the purpose of architecture,” Nouvel said in a statement. He continued:
What we propose here is the most immediate way to inhabit a space, within a short timeframe, in places that are not designed for residential use today and that become so, spontaneously. All of the essential notions relating to housing must be condensed into a single object that can be built very quickly and inhabited by one, two, three or four people within the same volume.
Take a look below. Simple is on view through October 28.
Via: The Spaces