by Amelia Taylor-Hochberg, Archinect News
The modular, prefab ‘Simple’ house took only two days to build, and is now installed in Paris’ Tuileries Garden, part of the FIAC art fair. Nouvel affectionately referred to Simple as “a mobile home that stays still,” describing the moveable windows and partitions within the structure.
Produced with Revolution Precrafted, a prefab company producing “limited-edition” properties, the structure is made of lightweight aluminum exterior panels, with wood and foam interior lining. “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,” said Jean Nouvel of the home.
Ranging in designs from 40-160-square-meters, versions of the Simple house are available to purchase from Revolution, but for now the home will exist simply as a pavilion on the Tuileries grounds until October 28.