Herzog & de Meuron Launched Their First Website Today
August 23, 2011
And guess what!? It actually works!
We’ve complained often about how badly designed architect’s websites often are, and we’re not the only ones. Too many options, too much flash, too many pop-ups, and way, way too much helvetica. Architects tend to be good at designing things other than architecture, but they also tend to forget that websites are not “think pieces.”
Herzog & de Meuron, though, have gotten it right. Theirs is spare, clear, and obvious. The best feature is that your “history” on the site accumulates behind whatever you click on – a kind of visual archive of what you’ve viewed. A useful flourish on a website that’s not trying to compensate for anything.
Here’s how the “history” function works: