Archinect - News 2016-07-02T01:46:18-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149949342/herzog-de-meuron-s-schaudepot-opens-at-the-vitra-campus Herzog & De Meuron's Schaudepot opens at the Vitra Campus Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-03T20:42:00-04:00 >2016-06-05T02:45:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fe/feh4egxsq80uviwv.jpg" width="514" height="369" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Hidden for decades until today, the extensive collection of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/41593210/vitra" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vitra</a>&mdash;one of the most influential names in modern furniture design&mdash;is now on public display in a brand new building designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/577/herzog-de-meuron" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Herzog &amp; de Meuron</a>:&nbsp;Schaudepot.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/nl/nl4e76m6oc7f7s12.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z1/z1w8yrnj1mgjvcfk.jpg"></p><p>As the latest addition to the Vitra campus, Schaudepot&rsquo;s front yard connects it to its neighbors, <a href="http://archinect.com/zaha-hadid" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid</a>&rsquo;s Fire Station and <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/17135/lvaro-siza-vieira" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">&Aacute;lvaro Siza</a>&rsquo;s factory buildings. From the front, it appears monolithic and earthen, its brick exterior and windowless facade giving away little of the impressive collection of over 20,000 objects inside. In addition to serving as a conservational space for &ldquo;key objects&rdquo; in Vitra&rsquo;s collection, Schaudepot also includes a new cafe and shop, both accessible by the building&rsquo;s south end through a new public entry point into the campus.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y2/y2rwno3cdcjanq30.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1r/1rv2m5iz0ybj40pu.jpg"></p><p>Inside, a window between the main hall and lower ground (where the collection resides) allows visitors to sneak a peek of repository, and its crowning jewel: &ldquo;The centrepiece of the Schaudepot is a permanent exhibitio...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/85753170/luis-barrag-n-homage-tweaks-vitra-the-copyright-owners Luis Barragán Homage Tweaks Vitra, the Copyright Owners Archinect 2013-11-04T12:16:00-05:00 >2013-11-11T21:20:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0c/0c2b9ac44eb6e826a643c1a5d5ef2e65.jpg" width="514" height="370" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After passing to the widow of Barrag&aacute;n&rsquo;s business partner, it was sold in 1994 to a wealthy Swiss couple, Rolf Fehlbaum, chairman of Vitra, the international furniture company and design museum, and the woman who was to become his wife, Federica Zanco, an architectural scholar. In the years since, Ms. Zanco has devoted her life to promoting Barrag&aacute;n&rsquo;s legacy. But her determination to keep the archive at Vitra headquarters near Basel has rankled many in Mexico...</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/75249917/vitra-diogene-a-cabin-designed-by-renzo-piano-and-rpbw-for-vitra Vitra | Diogene: A cabin designed by Renzo Piano and RPBW for Vitra Archinect 2013-06-14T15:41:00-04:00 >2013-06-18T23:31:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/87/871a6903d495df69eef34ebd97e5a529.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In June 2013, a further element will be introduced on the Vitra Campus. On a hill between the VitraHaus and the Dome, the Italian architect Renzo Piano and the Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) has developed &ldquo;Diogene&rdquo;, which to date is Vitra&rsquo;s smallest building &#8213; but largest product.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6c/6ce960afa4d93843be24f60e65836544.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/74/746e0d98301bf43906c500d847afe7dd.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2e/2ea92507516b6a7741a6218c30c4f36d.jpg" title=""></p>