Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA Design have been working on the Vitra Factory Building in Weil Am Rhein, Germany, a city along the German countryside, since 2010. The space, created to be a presentation venue, storage space, as well as a production area for Swiss furniture manufacturer, Vitra, has caught the attention of many in the architecture community and now many in the photo community as well.
The building is made up of two adjoined semi-circular concrete shells, and each shell is surrounded by sweeping acrylic panels that appear to wrap around the building, thus giving the allusion that the entirely circular building hovers off of the ground. With such a successful architectural allusion, master architectural photographer, Iwan Baan, recently took a crack at capturing the essence and facade of SANAA's design. Baan's photos present the building as bending and stretching through space in ways that seem to define gravity. Through the photographer's lens the lone factory becomes a futuristic dream.