Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Hundertwasser


I've been waltzing around Vienna, dazzled by its art and music. I enjoyed visiting the house of the architect Hundertwasser (1928-2000) and was impressed by what he tried to achieve with his buildings. He hated the straight lines, the monotony and lack of colour and imagination in twentieth century industrial buildings and council housing. "A person in a rented apartment must be able to lean out of his window and scrape off the masonry within arm's reach. And he must be allowed to take a long brush and paint everything outside within arm's reach. So that it will be visible from afar to everyone in the street that someone lives there who is different from the imprisoned, enslaved, standardised man who lives next door," he said. Here's a photo of the thermal power plant he designed in Vienna.

5 Comments:

Anonymous kinglear said...

with a name like hundred water you would expect something OTT

2:46 pm  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

Hi KL - you know he changed his name from Stowasser?

9:06 am  
Anonymous kinglear said...

From Standart Ordnung Water? Understandable

3:59 pm  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

LOL

9:58 am  
Blogger Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Gosh,that's quite something!

10:16 pm  

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