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27th February 2024

Auguste Perret was the chief architect of the rebuilding of Le Havre after the devastation caused by bombing in the Second World War. Although it had to be done quickly to rehouse the local population, the quality of design and materials, in particular concrete, was extraordinary. A visitor to the Appartement témoin Perret will see amongst other fascinating aspects, a small but carefully thought-out kitchen close to the front door and living area with good light, and utilitarian but modern fittings such as extensive cupboards, a fridge, a waste disposal chute, and two sinks for doing the washing-up and clothes. 

 

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