chapter  5
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Sheet metal, composite metal panels, and rain screens

Norman Foster (1978) Introduction In architecture the father of pressed metal panel systems, le panneau, is undoubtedly Jean Prouvé. Many such panel systems were developed by Prouvé including his early use of metal composite panels at the Aero Club Roland Garros in 1935 and the façade designed for Cours Conception Construction, an industrialized school building system designed in 1963 (Huber and Steinegger, 1971).