Stack of 12 houses = outlandish architecture

This is what happens when you stack a dozen houses on top of each other and call it architecture. Believe it or not, this crazy building is part of the corporate campus of Vitra, a German furniture company.

The Vitra complex is full of spectacular architecture by industry luminaries such as Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid, but this one's the wildest yet, designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, well known for their "Bird's Nest" stadium for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

Now this is a great way to sell furniture. With this building, the company gains a variety of interior spaces to show off its exquisite furniture, mass-produced but still incorporating highfalutin' design. As you'll see in the gallery below, the interior of this unusual space is every bit as beautiful as the exterior.

Via Arch Daily