Constructed between 2007-2010, Herzog & de Meuron‘s VitraHaus is certainly a striking building. Located in Weil am Rhein, Germany; the building is an impressive design showroom for the Swiss furniture manufactures Vitra. The five-storey building is made up of five stacked volumes, and it can be found on the north-side of the Vitra Campus, close to Frank Gehry’s Vitra Design Museum (1989) and Tadao Ando’s Congress Hall (1993).
Architecturally, it looks like a fascinating building. From the images I’ve seen, it appears to be physically striking while also maintaining it’s key role as an effective showroom space on the inside. Recently I discovered some excellent images of the building by the Swiss photographer Gaëtan Rossier. Rossier has a great eye which I feel really complements the sensibilities of both Vitra and the architects Herzog & de Meuron. A selection of Rossier’s images can be seen above and the complete set can be viewed online here.