VitraHaus by Herzog & de Meuron. the theme of the archetypal house and the theme of stacked volumes. In Weil am Rhein, it was especially appropriate to return to the idea of the ur-house, since the primary purpose of the five-storey building is to present furnishings and objects for the home. Stacked into a total of five stories and breathtakingly cantilevered up to 49 feet in some places, the twelve houses, whose floor slabs intersect the underlying gables.

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VitraHaus / Herzog & de Meuron | AA13 – blog – Inspiration – Design – Architecture – Photographie – Art

Vitra Haus by Herzog & DeMeuron in the forefront, with Buckminster Fuller Dome and Jean Prouve Petrol Station in the background

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a new showroom at the Vitra Campus at Weil am Rhein in Germany. Designed by architects Herzog & de Meuron

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