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Monday, January 9, 2012

HERZOG & DE MEURON: VITRAHAUS



























Only in Europe could such an outlandish minimalist maximalist piece of conceptual architecture be executed and realized in its original state.  Architects Herzog and Demeuron, guest professors at Harvard's Graduate School of Design, and world renown Starchitects have come up with the vernacular as folie.  The ideas was to make a house for Vitra's collection.  They came up with a series of structures that represent the House as modern folie. Given the chance to do anything you want - one might have tried more outlandish things, however this tongue and cheek, Haus to house Vitra's furniture collection seems quite dynamic. A series of interesting forms frames several living rooms and creates a vignette of spaces allowing the viewer to see several arrangements of their collection.  - Ecomanta

Photographs are by Iwan Baan.