viernes, 23 de marzo de 2018

#books #architecture | The Vitra campus : architecture, design, industry

The Vitra campus : architecture, design, industry : Tadao Ando, Richard Buckminster Fuller and T.C. Howard, Antonio Citterio, Frank Gehry, Nicholas Grimshaw, Zaha Hadid, Carsten Höller, Herzog & De Meuron, Jasper Morrison, Sevil Peach, Renzo Piano and RPBW, Jean Prouvé, Tobias Rehberger, SANAA, Álvaro Siza. / [editor Mateo Kries].
Vitra Design Museum, Weil Am Rhein (Baden-Württemberg) : 2017 / New ed.
204 p. : il.
ISBN 9783945852071

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Since the 1980s, the Vitra company has erected buildings on its grounds in collaboration with some of the leading architects of the present day, including Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry, Tadao Ando, SANAA, Álvaro Siza, Nicholas Grimshaw and Herzog & de Meuron. This has resulted in a unique architectural ensemble, about which the architectural critic Philip Johnson wrote: 'Since the Weissenhofsiedlung in Stuttgart in 1927, there has not been a gathering in a single place of a group of buildings designed by the most distinguished architects in the Western world.' The VitraHaus by Herzog & de Meuron provides the opportunity to experience furniture classics and new products from the Vitra Home Collection, and the renowned Vitra Design Museum by Frank Gehry presents alternating exhibitions, which are accompanied by numerous events and workshops. Further attractions on the Vitra Campus include a museum shop, a café and guided architectural tours of the buildings on the Campus.

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