Metropole Aluminum House (1949)

One of Prouvé’s postwar prefab successes, this portico layout won a Ministry of Education competition to design a rural schoolhouse that could be mass produced. While the building looks spartan, small touches, such as a wood and aluminum interior and space for a glassed-in winter garden, make it more than merely livable. 

Image courtesy Galerie Patrick Seguin  Photo 8 of 10 in Design Icon: Jean Prouvé