Here are some photographs of the VitraHaus by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, which has opened at the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein, Germany
Designed to display the furniture brand’s Home Collection, the five-storey building consists of stacked volumes with pitched roofs covered in charcoal stucco.
Each gabled end is glazed and cantilevers outwards up to five metres, creating the impression of a pile of houses.
Internally, spiral staircases connect the intersecting white-painted interiors.
The VitraHaus project joins existing buildings on the Vitra campus by Frank Gehry and Tadao Ando.
Herzog & de Meuron: VitraHaus, Weil am Rhein
In January 2004, Vitra launched its Home Collection, which includes design classics as well as re-editions and products by contemporary designers. As a company whose previous activity was primarily focused on office furnishings and business clients, Vitra created the Home Collection with a new target group in mind: individual customers with an interest in design.