I’ve probably written about the Hundertwasserhaus and Hundertwasser in my other blogs but here, rightfully an art blog – hmmm, not yet.
Friedensreich Regentag Dunkelbunt Hundertwasser is a Jewish-Austrian architect and contemporary painter. He took courses at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.
Hundertwasser is known for his boldly coloured paintings but his architectural style in irregular forms that are also incorporated into the landscape and setting of the buildings made him more popular. The Hundertwasserhaus, for an example, is an apartment block in Vienna with undulating floor, its roof is covered with earth and grass, and large trees grow from inside the rooms, with limbs extending out the windows…(I can’t find my photos yet). Imagine the photo above…this is just part of it…already looking like a painting itself.
Hundertwasser also designed the Fernwärme Wien – an incinerator in Vienna that provides the city with electricity, you can view the building here, it’s an old photo I took. And below is the toilet inspired by Hundertwasser’s style.
Trivia: Friedensreich are two words that means Peace and Realm respectively while Regentag mean rainy day, Dunkelbunt means dark/gloomy colored and Hundertwasser means Hundred waters, thus, the name is somewhat a representation of himself…and obviously an adapted name to fit his artistic lifestyle.
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I love his architectural style, that’s for sure! I like what he did in the glass wall in the second photo. In my mind, my dream house would have something like that beside the door, I love any source of natural light in my house and tiled glass wall like that allows natural light inside the house but with privacy. I visited his website and his architectural designs looks so fun and colorful! I would definitely make note of that in my design plan for a dream house and get some inspiration.
wow! cool art house! ang galing! visiting from GM!
wow, galing naman! super nice 🙂
visiting from KID and CW!
hope to see you there too, thanks!
a place to visit… 🙂
visiting you from KID
I really need to take the boys at the nearby Art Gallery museum!!
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that is sure one architectural genius! his design are just so beautiful + I wish I can visit the Hundertwasserhaus one day! I would love to take my son to one of these when he gets a bit older 🙂
stopping by from K.I.D!
Cool architectural designs! Hoping for my kids to enjoy arts and visits to museums!
Visiting from K.I.D.!
My entry is up here. Hope you can visit me too!
Love the last photo..siempre la naman akong masyadong alam sa art..ang alam ko lang jan.. maganda!
visitinh from KIDS..
Galing nung mirror and sink.
This is a late visit from KIDS .