The house was designed by the artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser who is known for his provocative architectural style. He believed in architecture without boundaries, no straight lines or norms.
The Hundertwasser House is a residential housing complex built between 1983 and 1985.
The idea was born in 1977 when Hundertwasser asked the mayor of Vienna to grant him permission to design a house following his imagination.
Although the final construction was realized by another architect, J. Krawina, who started the process with Hundertwasser, is, following a court decision in 2010, named as the co-creator.
The architectural style was influenced by other important people, such as Antoni Gaudí.
The Hundertwasserhaus houses 52 apartments, 3 communal and 16 private terraces. About 250 trees and bushes decorate the roof and terraces.
Unfortunately, it cannot be visited, but only be looked at from the street. But the street is not crowded so it is possible to still take a relaxed shot of the house. There is a Café located on the first floor with a nice terrace. If you are up for a little break, this is a good opportunity.
There is also a little Info/Souvenir shop.
It is located in the Landstrasse district and the next metro is about 1km away, so be prepared to do a bit of walking.
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