Eye-Catching Architecture: Hundertwasser

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To call Friedensreich Hundertwasser’s architecture ‘creative’ would be an understatement.

Hundertwasser House by Sarah_Ackerman

His buildings are brilliant landmarks in dull places (such as Vienna) and dull settings (such as public toilets and sludge centers).

Hundertwasser's combustion plant by Kazue Asano

It’s difficult to write anything about Hundertwasser that would be better than reading the architect’s own work.

For that reason, the remainder of this post is dedicated to photos of Hunderwasser’s architecture and excerpts from his eccentric essay:
The Mouldiness Manifesto against Rationalism in Architecture
[an amusing read].

Kawakawa by Phil Whitehouse

“The individual’s desire to build something should not be deterred! Everyone should be able and have to build and thus be truly responsible for the four walls in which he lives.”

trees growing out of windows by Hans Splinter
Hundertwasser Café by Antonio Morales Garcia

“And one must take the risk into the bargain that such a fantastic structure might collapse later […]”

“If such a fantastic structure built by the tenants themselves collapses, it will usually creak beforehand, anyway, so that people will be able to escape.”

Twisted Staircase by Andreas Gohr
Eglise de Bärnbach by jlo from lab

“The apartment-house tenant must have the freedom to lean out of his window and as far as his arms can reach transform the exterior of his dwelling space. And he must be allowed to take a long brush and as far as his arms can reach paint everything pink […]”

Hundertwasser by Peter Visser

[…] and he must be able to fill his room with mud or children’s modelling clay.”

Weisgerber Lande by Sarah_Ackerman
Hundertwasser House by Sarah_Ackerman



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