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Weil Am Rhein, Germany

Vitra Garden House

Tsuyoshi Tane

Built Upon the Memory of a Place

The Tane Garden House on the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein is a serene architectural gem designed by renowned architect Tsuyoshi Tane. This intimate, pavilion-like structure harmoniously blends with its natural surroundings, offering a tranquil retreat amidst the bustling campus. The design draws inspiration from traditional Japanese teahouses, emphasizing simplicity, natural materials, and a deep connection to nature. Large glass panels provide unobstructed views of the surrounding garden, allowing light and landscape to merge seamlessly with the interior. The wooden framework and minimalist aesthetic create a calming ambiance, inviting visitors to reflect and unwind. As part of Vitra's ongoing exploration of innovative and sustainable design, the Tane Garden House exemplifies a thoughtful integration of architecture and environment. Its presence on the campus enriches the cultural and aesthetic tapestry of Vitra, fostering a deeper appreciation for the interplay between built spaces and nature. This serene haven stands as a testament to the power of mindful design in creating spaces of peace and contemplation.

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