Jean Maneval: the six-bubble shell

Jean Maneval: the six-bubble shell it has been modified: 2023-08-30 di Benedetto Fiori

Architect, urban planner and theorist, Jean Maneval developed a housing unit made entirely of synthetic materials in 1964.

Industrially produced and mass-marketed in 1968, it was part of the plan to equip an experimental center for mountain holidays, in a town in the Pyrenees.

Each housing unit (6 shells) was easily transportable on a truck. the shells were made prefabricated in polyester reinforced with polyurethane in three color versions: white, green and brown, they "perfectly" integrated into the landscape. Production ended in 1970, only 30 were made.


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