Friedensreich Hundertwasser was an unusual person, talented and outstanding.
He was a famous designer, artist, poet and architect. In several of his Manifests, Hundertwasser described his vision of the architectural concept of an ideal home. Friedensreich believed that it was unnatural for people to live in standard houses - rectangular gray boxes. It’s hard for them to constantly see such buildings. He dreamed that people would live in colorful houses, where there would be a lot of greenery and there would be no straight lines,
In 1986, according to his project, a house was built, which was named after him. This is a completely original creation. Numerous tourists come to admire this miracle of architecture.
On the facade of the house, the contours of uneven rectangles of different colors are visible. Roofing and window openings are not on the same level. The windows are all different, there are no identical in shape and size. They are surrounded by bright frames of different colors too.
There are no straight lines in the house. Uneven stairs, plants on all planes, winding and broken lines create complete asymmetry. Multi-colored paints, catchy tones, mosaic from broken ceramics complement this bizarre style. On the facade of the building there are only curves and wavy lines. Such extravagance of architectural lines, lack of symmetry attract tourists here.
The general feeling is that in a multicolor house all colors and shades are collected. The building has many unusual architectural elements. The facade of the house in different places is decorated with semicircular wrought-iron balconies and openwork brackets for lanterns, colored arched openings, balustrades. You can see mosaics, unexpected reliefs and ornaments from colored glazed tiles. Statues, balls, stone lions, skittles, unusual figures adorn the walls and niches of the house.
Nature itself came close to the tenants. On the roof is the land where large trees, shrubs and grass grow. Flowers grow on the balconies, hilly slopes of the roofs are covered with ivy and wild grapes, plants even live inside the house. Small trees and shrubs grow on the balconies. They bring the house closer to nature, make it alive. Trees even grow from windows. Inside the house you can see the floors at different levels, uneven stairs, rounded corners.
In the courtyard there is a fountain as unusual as the house itself. A multi-sized stone pavers laid in waves surrounds the fountain.
Residential building with 52 apartments, where about 200 people live. There is no way to see the inside of the house.
The artist considered this house the pinnacle of his work and even dedicated a poem to him. After the construction was completed, Hundertwasser did not take the project fee. He said that nothing ugly was built on this place, and this is happiness.
Hundertwasser was a very eccentric man. He created for people, thought how to make them happy, brought them closer to nature. The ingenious eccentric created his architectural style and left it to posterity who will study his work for a long time.