Vitrahaus, The 12 Houses in One
- Feb 24, 2010
Try to imagine a lot of houses built overlapped, 12 houses, one over another. Well, this is the project Vitrahaus, designed by Herzog e De Meuron to the Vitra's showroom, a beautiful sample of deconstruction and modernity.
Located at the Weil Am Rhein, between Switzerland and Germany, will be latest architectural addition at the Vitra Campus complex, which already features buildings by Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid and Tadao Ando, among others. The house is a piece of art, built with concrete walls and huge windows, allowing you to have an amazing view form the campus during the day, becoming big 'store windows' at night, showing the pieces inside of it.
Inside the Vitrahaus the architects achieve success on their mission to treat the minimalism and simplicity to bring even more value to the colors and shapes to each chair, each sofa, each Vitra mobil. To be honest, the designs are complementary, and the visitor's eyes are delighted by both architecture and the furniture showroom.
The “VitraHaus“ is a direct, architectural rendition of the ur-type of house, as found in the immediate vicinity of Vitra and, indeed, all over the world.
The products that will be on display are designed primarily for the private home and, as such, should not be presented in the neutral atmosphere of the conventional hall or museum but rather in an environment suited to their character and use.
dezeen.com and designboom.com.