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Jean Prouvé: A Tropical House

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Published on Apr 11, 2011

Jean Prouvé designed the Tropical House in 1949 as a prototype for inexpensive, readily-assembled housing that could be easily transported to France's African colonies.

The house was erected in Brazzaville, Congo, where it remained for nearly 50 years. In 1999, the Tropical House was disassembled and shipped back to France for restoration.

This film documents the re-construction of the Tropical House at the Yale School of Architecture in April 2005. It took a team of four workmen ten days to assemble the house.

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