Fernand Pouillon, architect
Fernand Pouillon, architecte
Under the direction of
. JACQUES LUCAN, architecte, enseignant, journaliste

To grasp in hindsight the importance of Fernand Pouillon's work (1912-86), we need to know something about the problems facing France in the 1950s, a period when when the need for housing was the major social issue.

Turning necessity into achievement, by 1961 Pouillon had already designed remarkable housing estates in the Parisian suburbs of Pantin, Montrouge, Boulogne-Billancourt and Meudon-la-Forêt.

Because these schemes were built at a rate that seems extraordinary today, because they are located in the same geographical region around Paris and because they proceed from the same architectural and urban principles, they appear as a sort of laboratory demonstrating the architect's unique style of composition.

‘Closed’ figures that create ‘interior landscape’, suites of regular and intelligible spaces, vertical ordering with stone as the main material and clear expression of the means of construction: each of these elements show how Pouillon’s work in Pantin, Montrouge, Boulogne-Billancourt and Meudon-la-Forêt obey a different conception of architectural modernity.

Language : french

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