12 Bizarrely Beautiful Hundertwasser Buildings
12 Bizarrely Beautiful Hundertwasser Buildings – An Austrian architect and artist, Friedensreich Hundertwasser spent his whole career struggling the organic nature curve against the straight line. From the middle 70s, all of his astonishing buildings were ecologically integrated and ergonomically curved with natural features of the scenery. Here’s a well examples Hundertwasser architecture with irregular floors, unique windows, and spontaneous vegetation.
Hundertwasserhaus is a colorful apartment structure near the center of Vienna in the Landstraße district. Hundertwasser evolved the concept with noted architect Krawina doing the design of the building. Each of the fifty two apartments has a distinct color, some out from the building proper, with several trees which covering the roofs, whilst more trees grow inside other units, their limbs are sticking out of windows. In 1985, Construction on the innovative apartment building finished. Today, it is an intrinsic part of the cultural heritage of Vienna.
2. Kuchlbauer Tower
It is a 115 foot (35 meter) high observation tower which is located on the grounds of Kuchlbauer Brewery in a town in Lower Bavaria in Germany, Abensberg. In 2000, Hundertwasser died during the planning phase of the building and the tower was finished after his death under the direction of the owner of the brewery, Leonhard Salleck, with architect Peter Pelikan overseeing the construction.
Completed in 2000, the Waldspirale is a residential building complex in of Darmstadt, a German city. Waldspirale translates into English as forest spiral, reflecting both the building’s general plan and the fact that its roof is green. It features 105 apartments, a kiosk, a parking garage as well as a café situated at the top of the spiral. None of the more than 1000 windows of the Waldspirale are identical as they are all unique. Similarly, distinct handles are attached in every apartment to the windows and doors. Some of the apartments are decorated in personal style of Hundertwasser and show the colorful tiles in the kitchen and bath that are typical characteristic of his work.
4. Rogner-Bad Blumau
A hot spa resort, The Rogner-Bad Blumau is located near the town of Bad Blumau in Austria. Its objective is to create a synergy among man, architecture and nature. Hundertwasser designed a magnificent twisting interior which straight edges have no place and none of its 2,400 windows are identical and a fairytale exterior. Some of the rooms are located underground, with the windows facing lit courtyards, while the others follow the rolling design of the surrounding scenery. The hot springs also provide generate power and heat for the resort.
The St Barbara Parish Church or Hundertwasserkirche is a colorful, cheerful location to worship in the Austrian town of Bärnbach in Styria. The authentic church was constructed in the 1950s and was redesigned by Hundertwasser along with architect Manfred Fuchsbichler. The tower, façades, roof, gold onion dome and the other domes are varied and rich in form. This building is surrounded by 12 gates which representing the major cultures and religions.
6. Green Citadel
The Green Citadel (Gruene Zitadelle) whcih is located in the heart of Magdeburg since 2005, was Hundertwasser’s last project. He was initally asked to convert an ordinary house of East German style, however with the idea’s development, it was decided to build a completely new building. This building houses a hotel with 42 rooms, all distinctively designed, 55 apartments, offices, shops, a theater, and a kindergarten. It received its title due to the huge number of trees which grow on the floors, on the roof, and in the yard.
7. Quixote Winery
Located in Napa Valley, California, The Quixote Winery is the only Hundertwasser’s project in the US. Carl Doumani, its owner, wanted to make a small and sustainable winery and created a friendship with architect Hundertwasser. Partly due to construction methods and the unusual design process of Hundertwasser, the winery took 10 years to finish the structure. It is designed with ceramic tiles, deliberately uneven floors, and irregularly rounded and painted columns. This building is dominated by an onion dome which covered in golden leaf, as well as a living roof topped with trees, grass, and bushes.
8. Hundertwasserhaus, Plochingen
It is an architectural and artistic building in the south Germany town. The complex’s inner courtyard was designed by Hundertwasser. It features rounded shapes, cheerful colors, whimsical balconies on the sedate ceramic pillars, ceramic bands representing streaks of rain running off the structure, and trees sprouting from rooftops and oriels.
Art House Vienna or The KunstHausWien features the only permanent exhibition of Hundertwasser’s in the world. It also hosts ordinary temporary exhibitions of the other artists. Being constructed through the renovation of the 1892, This museum was a building that housed the Thonet furniture factory which made the iconic bistro chair. The building was entirely renovated in typical Hundertwasser style, with a notable lack of straight lines and wavy, undulating floors. It’s situated less than half a mile from the renowned Hundertwasserhaus.
10. Ronald McDonald Haus
Located in Essen, The Ronald McDonald Haus is one of 16 houses in Germany featuring a home away from home for the seriously ill children’s families who are receiving treatment at nearby hospitals. With 17 special rooms, This building was personally designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Every colorful design element of the house has intended meaning as well, from the wrap-around building meant to welcome the temporary guests, to the life bearing trees which extend from inner walls.
11. Uelzen Station
The authentic Uelzen railway station was severely damaged due to the WWII. It was renovated by Hundertwasser for Expo 2000 following plans. As an culturally and environmentally oriented station, the station is today marketed as the Hundertwasser-Bahnhof Uelzen. Now it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the town.
12. Hundertwasserhaus, Bad Soden
Situated in the small town of Bad Soden, The building complex “Hundertwasser in den Wiesen” was designed as a condominium of 22 units. It comprises both a new building, the Hundertwasserhaus itself and a historic building, the first bath house of Bad Soden, that has been incorporated into this design. The Building’s overall character is very distinct from traditional German architecture with its intricate ornamentation of glazed beaded columns which looking like the onion shaped gilded domes of Islamic mosques, and the baldachin like use of the roofs which resembling ancient temple architecture.