Residential Building in Brooklyn

Residential Building in Brooklyn

Renovation of a two-family residential building in Brooklyn. 2014-2015
The building lot being quite small (18'x50') special attention was paid to efficiency of use. Everything is made to give a sense of space and light which feel larger than what they really are.
Renovation of the Villejuif School of Jean Prouvé

Renovation of the Villejuif School of Jean Prouvé

Renovation of Jean Prouve's Villejuif School. 2011-2014
Jean Prouvé designed the temporary School of Villejuif, in a suburb of Paris, in 1956-57, during the reconstruction period of France, after the second world war.
The building was supposed to be built in a short amount of time, and dismounted to be relocated easily.
In 1960, the building was dismounted, and sold in pieces.
In the 1990's, his daughter, Catherine Prouvé, recognized some elements of the building which had been re-clad with "traditional" facade, in Bretagne (France) where it was used as a classroom for a local school. It was just in time before the building was supposed to be demolished.
The building elements were saved and stored.
The project consist of the renovation of the Villejuif School to its original design.
The project of renovation is still in progress.
Once the renovation will be complete, the Villejuif School may be exposed in museums, or used as "Pavilion Itinerant" for exhibition.