Vitra in the picture

Last year, some of my pictures of the Vitra campus were featured in the vitra special of Magazine B, a brand documentary magazine from Korea.

B Magazine - Vitra Campus

The featured picture is of VitraHaus by Herzog & de Meuron. One of my pictures of Zaha Hadid’s Fire Station was also published:

Fire Station | Vitra Campus - Weil am Rhein | Zaha Hadid

The last picture that was presented was Frank Gehry’s Vitra’s Design Museum:

Vitra Design Museum | Campus Vitra - Weil am Rhein | Frank Gehry

This video gives a short presentation of B magazine and the Vitra campus:

 

More pictures on the Vitra Campus on my Flickr page.

Fallingwater

Frank Lloyd Wright was 68 years old when he built Fallingwater. A weekend house for the three members of the Kaufmann family, Pittsburg store owners. There they could escape city life and enjoy nature outdoors and contemplative time indoors.

And what a house Wright designed! It became one of those great American symbols, because of it’s natural beauty. The house really blends in with its environment and thus doesn’t feel like a man made construction, but rather part of the woods surrounding it. Frank Lloyd Wright designed a concept of how man should live. He even took care of the indoor aspects such as furniture like the best modernist architects.
And how was it to live in that house? Liliane Kaufmann wrote in a note to Wright “Living in a house built by you has been my one education”.
I can imagine.

Reference
Waggoner, Lynda S. (1996). Fallingwater: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Romance with Nature. Pennsylvania: Fallingwater, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy in association with Universe Publishing.