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.

VitraHaus / Herzog & de Meuron

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.

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

VitraHaus by Herzog & de Meuron

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

Vitra Haus by Herzog & DeMeuron in the forefront, with Charter-Sphere Dome  by TC Howard of Synergetics, Inc and Jean Prouve Petrol Station in the background

Vitra Haus by Herzog & DeMeuron in the forefront, with Charter-Sphere Dome by TC Howard of Synergetics, Inc and Jean Prouve Petrol Station in the background

The VitraHaus, built by Herzog & de Meuron, is Vitra’s flagship store and home to the Vitra Home Collection.

The VitraHaus, built by Herzog & de Meuron, is Vitra’s flagship store and home to the Vitra Home Collection.

Vitra Haus - Vitra's stacked houses furniture showroom in Weil am Rhein, Germany;  12 houses are stacked upon one another like sticks, starting with a base of five houses, with the remaining seven layered in intersecting paths above;  designed by Herzog de Mueron

Herzog & de Meuron: Vitra Haus

Vitra Haus - Vitra's stacked houses furniture showroom in Weil am Rhein, Germany; 12 houses are stacked upon one another like sticks, starting with a base of five houses, with the remaining seven layered in intersecting paths above; designed by Herzog de Mueron

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