Daily Dose: Hundertwasserhaus

Add to TwitterVienna is the home of one of Austria’s most-visited attractions: the Hundertwasserhaus. Even though it’s only been around since the early ’80s, this collection of apartments and offices has captured the attentions and gazes of tourists from all over the world.

Hundertwasserhaus; Image courtesy of virginmedia.com

Professor Joseph Krawina and Peter Pelikan built the Hundertwasserhaus, named for its generous designer. Friedensreich Hundertwasser made the plans for this lego-like structure free of charge, saying that he’d be honored to have a part in keeping an “ugly building” from taking up residence on the streets of Vienna. I’d say he’s done his part! One of the greatest things about Hundertwasserhaus is its vegetation. It sports a grass roof and the trees you see on the second and third stories are creeping outward from their roots inside the building. I was unable to find out if there are many (or any) current residents in the 52 apartments and 4 offices, but it seems like a cheerful place to live! Hopefully the interiors are as colorful and unique as the façade.

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Sources:
http://www.youlivewhere.com/hundertwasserhaus/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hundertwasserhaus
Images:
http://www.virginmedia.com/homefamily/property/worlds-weirdest-houses.php?ssid=7

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