Sanaa x Vitra
The factory building by SANAA is the latest addition to the Vitra Vampus in Weil am Rein, Switzerland. With SANAA, another high class name is added to the list of the world's most renowned architects on Vitra's company grounds, including Zaha Hadid and Tadao Ando. SANAA literally thought outside of the box by constructing a circular building and avoiding any classical symmetry. This rather unusual approach was based on the conception that logistics and production methods no longer adhere to strictly hierarchical principles, but require flexibility. The building remains an enigma, revealing almost nothing about its function. This may recall the aesthetic concept of wabi sabi, the Japanese notion that imperfection and aesthetic consumation not necessarily contradict.