Hundertwasser, Vienna

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    Hundertwasser-House Vienna

    by Rawicz Updated Apr 4, 2011

    A house an unusual house that does not correspond to the usual cliches and norms
    of academic architecture a house conceived and designed by a painter an adventure in modern times a journey to an unknown land
    a journey into the land of creative architecture
    where there are window rights and tree tenants and uncontrolled irregularities
    uneven floors, woodlands on the roof
    spontaneous vegetation and barriers of beauty a journey into the land where nature and man meet in creation a report about the first free house a painter dreams a painter dreams about houses and a beautiful architecture in which man is free and this dream becomes a reality Hundertwasser

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    Gaudi?

    by Rawicz Updated Apr 4, 2011

    An ecologist without a conscience is doomed
    to failure, and the same is true of an artist
    who does not bow to the laws of nature.
    The world has not improved.
    The dangers felt have turned into reality.
    Nevertheless, today, although
    nothing has been done,
    my longstanding warnings are at last
    being taken seriously.
    Yet there are still no lawns on the roofs,
    no tree-tenants, no plant-driven water
    purification plants, no humus toilets, no rights
    to windows, no duties to the trees.
    The essential reafforestation of the town
    has not come about.
    What we lack is a peace treaty with nature.
    We must restore to nature the territories
    we have unlawfully taken from it.
    Everything horizontal
    under the sky belongs to nature.
    Everything touched by the rays of the sun,
    everywhere where the rain falls is nature's
    sacred and inviolable property.
    We men are merely nature's guests.

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    Art & wonky floors + an oasis for coffee

    by iris2002 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    When in Vienna you MUST simply go and see the "KUNSTHAUS" (also called Hundertwasser Haus) close to the city center.

    It is a most magnificent, gay colored, wonky floored green oasis with a GREENHOUSE cafe& restaurant, art gallery and shops - THE way to chill out.

    If you have ever been to one of the secret green places hidden between Manhatten skyscrapers, you know the feeling: roaring traffic outside, while you enjoy the quiet and relaxed atmosphere of the downtown oasis.
    That is exactly the way you feel in the lush gardens of Franz Thell´s Café in the KunstHaus.

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    Hundertwasser

    by ruki Updated Sep 18, 2009

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    Hundertwasser houses are 52 apartments building and the project of the Viennese painter Friedensreich Hundertwasser (born Fritz Stowasser). The house was built between 1983 and 1986 .
    A roof covered with earth and grass, and large trees growing from inside the rooms, with limbs extending from windows. The painter took no payment for the design of the house, declaring that it was worth it, to prevent something ugly from going up in its place.
    It is very colored and there are 52 apartments, four offices, 16 private terraces and three communal terraces, and a total of 250 trees and bushes. Because of the colors it is today Vienna's most visited buildings. Down there is cafe.

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    Hundertwasser-Kravina House

    by EditaA Written Sep 9, 2009

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    Superior Architecture,unique spatial situations and specific beauty spots are at the heart of city tourist.Much like Gaudi's work in Barcelona.Completed in 1985 it is most successful project of its creators

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    A weird house to live in!

    by mindcrime Updated Aug 22, 2009

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    This municipal building was build in 1985 by Hunderwasser. Its totally wacky and reminds me of the buildings of Gaudi in Barcelona. People live inside those appartments of course so try to respect this and the fact that you cant get inside. You can take some pics from the street level of course and you can buy things like books with his work, paintings etc from the store down there. I bought one painting that decorates my room now.

    fantasy in modern buildings!
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    HUNDERTWASSERHAUS

    by alyf1961 Written May 6, 2009

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    Hundertwasserhaus was a public housing project set up in 1985. Hundertwasser designed it in a kaleidoscope of colours and materials. Trees grow from the building. There are 51 apartments in the complex.

    HUNDERTWASSER

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    A Crazy Apartment Block

    by y2ketan2007 Updated Apr 8, 2008

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    I just loved this building in the suburbs of Vienna.People are staying in these apartments , so discretion is advised while visiting it , to respect the privacy of the residents. I just love all those trees which are actually growing all over the building.
    There is a little restaurant on the first floor terrace off this building.And a nice fountain in the courtyard too.

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    Hundertwasserhaus

    by bonio Written Feb 27, 2008

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    Striking block of flats designed by the artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, reminded me of Gaudi's work in Barcelona. Anyway, there is no entrance to the flats, the're all private dwellings. There is a galleryand cafe opposite with several souvenir shops if you must have some. Enjoyed much of his work on display and a decent coffee in the cafe, look at the stream running around the bar.

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    Hunterwasse

    by BruceDunning Updated Nov 12, 2007

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    It is a concept by the man who it is named after. Built as an apartment complex, it is the modern day so called art. It is bizarre and divergent. Finished in 1983, there are 50 units and 5 shops on the site. Across the road are a couple of more. ON the main street you can find even more foreign vendors hawking the wares that tourists think they need. The street is uneven, so beware.

    Main street view Me and the abstract over the shoulder Different color and form
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    Hundertwasser House

    by monkeytrousers Written Jul 19, 2007

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    Friedensreich Hundertwasser was an architect who hated straight lines and firmly believed in a harmony between humans and nature. With this, he designed this odd looking and colourful building that is as crazy on the inside as on the outside.

    The house is occupied so you cant visit but across the street is a gallery build in the same style and reflects the interior of it. Down the street a bit is an art gallery dedicated to Hundertwasser and his work in another crazy looking building designed by him.

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    Hundertwasserhaus

    by call_me_rhia Written Jun 3, 2007

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    The Hundertwasserhaus is in the third district and it's only a couple of blocks away from the Kunsthaus. It's an apartment house designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser and built between 1983 and 1986. It's very colourful, with uneven lines (and floors) as well as plants and grasses both inside the house and on the roof.

    It is not possible to visit the house inside, as it is used by normal people: there are 52 flats and 4 offices. It seems - and it doesn't come as a surprise - that most of the flats are occupied by artists.

    Hundertwasserhaus

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    Hundertwasser Haus

    by gordonilla Written Nov 4, 2006

    I am not sure if it is really worth the time to visit - however it does make a pleasant diversion. However, if you want starnger and bright architecture, I would suggest that Gaudi's Barcelona is better!

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    Decidedly quirky

    by TheWanderingCamel Updated Oct 13, 2006

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    There are not many cities where social housing draws a stream of visitors, but Vienna's Hundertwasser Haus is no ordinary block of council flats.

    This is about as far from a soulless tower block of concrete and glass as you could possibly get. With its crooked walls and bright primary colours, masses of greenery on all levels, quirky columns, haphazard windows and painted lines, all topped off with an onion dome or two, it really is in a class of its own.

    This transformation of a block of municipal housing was artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser's concept (the architect was Joseph Krawina). Hundertwasser had a vision of giving city dwellers a home that was both individualistic and that connected with nature. The individual external appearance of each apartment extends to the interior, so that no-one living here has the feeling of their home being merely a hutch in a stack, though they might feel like exhibits in a zoo sometimes with the constant stream of camera-clicking tourists. Gardens, even trees, are planted on several levels, some are even inside and grow through the windows. It's all very human in its scale, if somewhat disconcerting - undulating floors are more usually found at a fun fair.

    Since it was finished in 1986 , the Hundertwasser Haus has become one of Vienna's biggest tourist attractions. There's no public access to the apartments - people live and work here - but there is a small gift shop and a coffee shop on the first floor.

    Anything but boring
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    Hundertwasserhaus

    by MLW20 Written Sep 30, 2006

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    Built in the 1980s, this apartment building is uinque and interesting. See the colorful outside .This was established by the local government to provide affordable housing.

    The building is like nothing i've ever seen before and worth a trip over to the area.

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