Sunday, 27 June 2010
Whenever you are around Basel don't forget to visit the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein.
Here some impressions from the new Vitra house (by Herzog& de Meuron) and from the architecture tour : Firehouse by Zaha Hadid (her first building realized, but with no straight walls - everybody got sick in the building :), the Jean Prouvé gasstation, the Frank Gehry Vitra Design Museum & production hall, the Richard Buckminster Fuller Dome, other production halls by Nicholas Grimshaw and Alvaro Siza. My prefered architect is Tadao Ando and I love the simplicity of his conference building (where you can rent rooms for your private meetings). So enough name dropping, have a look yourself and whenever you are around - go there and buy some souvenirs (even if you might prefer the vintage chairs, you will find something in the Vitra store, and if it is just a good book :).
Here you get some impressions from Art Basel 41. This time my favorite was Shinichi Maruyamas black and white pictures. Have a look and some more ideas. Art Basel is always worth a travel and see you all again in Miami :)