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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
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