Artsy: What about Prouvé makes his work relevant today?
Ivan Harbour: As architects, we are of the belief that good design can deliver great places. Of course, good design isn’t about spending money, but judging things well and responding to physical needs, the most basic of which is putting a roof over our head. Post-war, Prouvé was trying to solve a real problem. What he did was quite extraordinary—he was a brilliant engineer. In a way, it’s a shame that it didn’t take off. It could’ve been more spectacular. I think we are continuing in that tradition by thinking about these homes not just as conceptual spaces, but prototypes that could become mass-produced solutions for disasters.