Galerie Patrick Seguin
Settled since 1989 in a gallery of 300 square meters designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Galerie Patrick Seguin internationally promotes French creators such as Jean Prouvé, Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret, Le Corbusier and Jean Royère.
The gallery works strenuously to promote the demountable houses of Jean Prouvé and has developed an editorial line of monographs that accompany the exhibitions.
In 2015, Galerie Patrick Seguin commissioned Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) to adapt a 6 x 6 m Demountable House by French architect and designer Jean Prouvé, for use as a holiday home.
The adaptation of Jean Prouvé’s 6 x 6 m Demountable House by RSHP is based on the original plans with the addition of modern living facilities including external bathroom and kitchen pods as well as a series of service trolleys providing hot water and solar-powered electricity.
RSHP’s design replaces six of the original wooden panels to provide a link bridge connection to each pod and an entrance of four glazed panels that bring light into the main living space and open onto a new external decking platform.
The decking is controlled through a counter balance system so it can be lowered for use as an outdoor space or raised to act as a shutter to protect the glazing against extreme weather conditions. In keeping with the original design, all components can be manually assembled and dismantled easily on site, and different panel locations can be configured to suit specific locations.