A review of wooden composite system of J. Prouve' s F.8X8.BCC House

Mitsuru Hirai, Sayu Yamaguchi, Ryohei Kumagai, Masaki Ogawa

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Abstract

This research presents in-depth survey of the F.8x8. B.C.C. House: a demountable house devised by Ateliers Jean Prouve during WWII. Due to the limit of steel, Prouve utilized the axial portal frame structure developed in 1939 and eventually adopted wood instead. An analysis revealed that he paid carefully attention to attributes of wood: durability, lightweight and easy to form. These 3 aspects might allow quick dismantle & assemble methods, low waste in production process, and create distinctive wooden architectural and structural characteristics. Thus the emergence of the F.8x8.BCC House can show Prouve' s ingenious abilities to overcome difficulties in wartime.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication16th International Docomomo Conference Tokyo Japan 2020+1 Proceedings - Inheritable Resilience
Subtitle of host publicationSharing Values of Global Modernities, Poster Session
EditorsAna Tostoes, Yoshiyuki Yamana
PublisherDocomomo
ISBN (Electronic)9784904700792
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event16th International Docomomo Conference Tokyo Japan 2020+1 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 29 Aug 20212 Sep 2021

Publication series

NameInheritable Resilience: Sharing Values of Global Modernities - 16th International Docomomo Conference Tokyo Japan 2020+1 Proceedings
Volume2021-August

Conference

Conference16th International Docomomo Conference Tokyo Japan 2020+1
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityTokyo
Period29/08/212/09/21

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