The Tetrodon (the name of a fish) is a prefab module dwelling designed in the 1960s by AUA (Atelier d’Urbanisme et d’Architecture, France), a modernist group looking to create something different in the world of domestic dwellings and in order to face housing crisis (already …)Architects of AUA : Jacques Berce, Henri Ciriani, Michel Corajoud, Georges Loiseau, Annie Tribel, Jean Tribel. It was designed on a shipping container basis.
Dozen of them were build ; then the production has to stop because of the oil crisis in the 1970′. But a lot of them are still existing ; and were still in use in camping near Bordeaux (lège-cap-feret, but they are currently for sale).
(images :: tetrodon in lège-cap-feret (Bordeaux, France)
The Tetrodon was recently reloaded in Bordeaux by Arc-en-Reve (april 2014) and can be visited down-town (front picture and followings) http://www.arcenreve.com/Pages/pages.html
Saving a tetrodon (fos-sur-mer, france, 2012 ; “operation Tetrodon”)
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