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Herzog & de Meuron architects built the VitraHaus for furniture designers Vitra as part of the company’s “campus” of museums, production facilities, and corporate offices. The structure stands next to other great pieces of architecture like the Vita Design Museum by Frank Gehry and the Conference Pavilion by Tadao Ando. The VitraHaus is designed in the architects’ signature stacking style, with five storeys protruding and intersecting on top of each other. The pile of cantilevering floors seem disorderly, but the structure is cleanly linear with gabled roofs that smartly separate each space. The interior houses a conference room, exhibition space, museum shop and a cafe, including a full-fledge elevator for visitors to easily navigate around the house. See more photos of the VitraHaus here and visit it in Ray-Eames-Str. 1D-79576 Weil am Rhein.

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