VIENNA AND THE HUNDERTWASSER HOUSE

VIENNA AND THE HUNDERTWASSER HOUSE

THIS BUILDING THAT HAS ROUGH FLOORS, ASYMMETRICAL WINDOWS AND COLUMNS THAT ARE MADE UP OF GIANT CERAMIC PIECES IN DIFFERENT SHAPES AND COLORS, IS THE MOST MAGNIFICENT BUILDING OF VIENNA.

The Hundertwasser House, which was designed with a taste of paintings and ceramics, is the most attractive building not only in Vienna, but also in Austria. The building that was designed by the successful Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser was built by the two architects Joseph Krawina and Peter Pelikan in 3 years between 1983 and 1986.

The Artist Hundertwasser carried his use of bright and lively colors in his paintings to his designs of structures. To capture these bright and lively colors, he took advantage of ceramic materials. The structure of the Hundertwasser, where he again took advantage of ceramics is very interesting. The roof of the house, which has a wavy base, is overlaid with soil and grass. The branches of the trees that rise from the rooms reach out the windows.

The wavy base idea is based on the idea of “A crooked and wavy surface, feels like a sweet melody to the feet.” The mosaic strips that decorate every apartment of the structure create a line effect and they have been painted in various different colors that can be distinguished even from afar.

Families with low incomes live there
The artist Hundertwasser did not request any payment for designing the house. He also remarks that he couldn’t bring himself to let an ugly structure be erected in this area. The cute building that has rough floors, asymmetric windows and columns made up of giant ceramic pieces of different shapes and colors, is used as an apartment building for families with low incomes upon the request of the artist himself.  Inside the building there are 52 apartments, 4 offices, 16 private terraces and a total of 250 trees and bushes.