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I love puzzles and even as an adult I love doing them.  Therefore when I came across a puzzle with the Hundertwasser house photo, I just had to know more about this amazing architecture.  As a result of my research, I now decided to put “visit Hundertwasser buildings: on my travel bucket list.

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More about Hundertwasser

Friedensreich Regentag Dunkelbunt Hundertwasser, was an Austrian-born artist and architect.

According to Wikipedia:  “Hundertwasser stood out as an opponent of “a straight line” and any standardization, expressing this concept in the field of building design. His best known work is the Hundertwasserhaus in ViennaAustria which has become a notable place of interest in the Austrian capital, characterised by imaginative vitality and uniqueness.”

Born on 15 December 1928, Hundertwasser was at first known for his bold colourfull paintings.  In addition his individual architectural designs of irregular forms and natural features he took from the landscape surrounding his properties, made the Hundertwasserhause apartment block stand out. Undoubtedly different from the normal “dull” architectural styles everyone was used to. Surely an unusual design;  like trees growing from the windows and floor levels that’s not level to the eye.

Apparently he took no payment for the design.  Saying that it was worth the investment to “prevent something ugly from going up in its place”.

In the 1970s Hundertwasser bought land in New Zealand and built the “Bottle House”.  Mostly self-sufficient with solar panels, water wheel and purification plant as well as a grass roof.  Arguably the birthplace of many of his experiments;  like the grass roof.

He died at the age of 71 in the year 2000 but definitely left a legacy of “thinking out of the box”.  Still many years later people are talking about his designs. 

A list of his awards according to Wikipedia:

Hundertwasser Museum Things to do in Vienna Wien

Some of the unique buildings you have to visit:

The Hundertwasser House in Vienna, Austria  (An apartment building)

 

  • Address: Kegelgasse 36-38, 1030 Wien, Austria
Hundertwasser
Hundertwasser house in Vienna, Austria. (A social housing complex of the municipality)
Idea and concept of Friendensreich Hundertwasser with architect Joseph Krawina as co-creator.

The Kuchlbauer Tower

Kuchlbauer Tower, Bavaria, Germany

The Art house and Tower is a symbol of Kuchlbauer’s World of Beer. This tower is also an architectural design of  Friedensreich Hundertwasser.  

Kachlbauer Art House Museum

Waldspirale

Lhe Waldspirale is a residential building complex in Darmstadt, Germany.  The complex is topped with a forest-like garden.  You can walk through the garden and take photos.

  • AddressWaldspirale, 64289 Darmstadt, Germany
Waldspirale, Darmstadt in Germany: None of the over 1000 windows of the building are the same. Each one is unique.

In conclusion:  There are many more buildings.  Definitely something to put on your travel itinerary as “unique places” to visit.

Visit the Hundertwasser Museum in Vienna