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Friday, July 30, 2010

PhotoHunt - Public

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While in Vienna, I came across a bizarre looking block of flats, filled with splotches of colours and lots of uneven surfaces. This may not be everyone's cup of tea and it may seem ugly or weird to some people but I personally find it very unique as I haven't seen anything like this before. Hundertwasserhaus was a public housing project built between 1983 and 1986 designed by Hundertwasser. The complex features a roof constructed from earth and grass and large trees sprouting up from the building with branches extending from the windows.


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Within the building, there are 52 apartments, four offices, 16 private terraces and three communal terraces. Unfortunately, there's no public access to the apartments as they are all private dwellings. There are people who actually live and work there. Nevertheless, it was still fun to look around the exterior and discover its quirks.


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The cafe on the upper floor is the only public space inside the complex which is supported by irregular shaped pillars.

40 comments:

  1. I saw this one from a moving car while in Vienna, thanks for the pictures, I love the different architecture!! Very interesting take on the theme.

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  2. The building is amazing ya..
    Happy weekend.

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  3. Hmmm... bits and pieces of recycled items? Kind of different anyway. :P

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  4. I agree with you, very original, and interesting looking! I like the weird :) Happy weekend and photo hunting!

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  5. Life is fun, people in Hundertwasserhaus think so.

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  6. It is bizarre alright! It looks like a playland.... :p

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  7. Ouh...too bad huh! These building must be part of Vienna heritage right?

    Anyway happy weekend to you. :D

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  8. It's VERY quirky but I like it a lot. Your photos are wonderful! This is going to be a very fun theme this week, I think!

    Have a great weekend!

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  9. Very nice take and what a building. I like it too. Thanks for the tour.

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  10. I like the architecture and what a great choice for the theme. I enjoyed these photographs very much.

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  11. I don think it's ugly too LR, in fact it is very interesting! :D

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  12. Happy weekend sweetie! It's gonna be a lazy one for me.. :)

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  13. Great shots. that building is amazing! Happy weekend

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  14. What an interesting structure. And those colorful columns are great too :)

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  15. I would love to live in a building as unique as that. :)

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  16. The building is unique but it's nice. Love to see something which can't be found locally.

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  17. Lovely photos of very interesting buildings for this theme.

    Have a great weekend.

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  18. wow, what unique architecture! and the columns are very interesting. i love the idea of trees sprouting from this building! amazing.

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  19. Their pillars are indeed unique and creative. Cool!

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  20. What a unique building. I really enjoyed all of your photos. Have a great weekend.

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  21. What a hodge podge.
    Know what?
    I'd love to live in a building like that.
    Wavong at you from NYC

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  22. Most unusual! I am wondering if this may be one of Mies van der Rohe's designs! He was renowned for abstract architecture!

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  23. what is art to some, may be rubbish to another.

    I quite like to live and work at the same premises. No need to travel and traffic jam. Ideal for me, wake up, brush my tea, and down I go to work.

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  24. I find all the structures appealing. Vienna has a lot to show to the public indeed.

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  25. I love it. All the color and creativity. I love the juxtaposition of the old and new. If you live in a place as old as Vienna you must find a way to blend both.

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  26. I loved looking at these photos
    weird and wonderful

    Have a great weekend :-)

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  27. Actually, it is really eye-catching with its irregular design.

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  28. I have long been a fan of Hundertwasser's work but never knew about the housing project. It's sad that the colours aren't more vibrant (unless they've faded). I think it would be more appealing if they were. Still, it is still cool and I would love to see the insides.

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  29. That is such an interesting building. Thanks for sharing the photos. I love how the integrated the trees into the structure.

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  30. Another cool post! I love all the pictures.

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  31. Definitely very unusual but it's really beautiful for me. happy weekend!
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  32. Very interesting and unique indeed. I wonder what inspiration prompted the designer to create this one-of-a-kind structure?



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  33. That is unusual, but definitely eye-catching! I guess it's better than having everything the same shape and color.

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  34. oh i love this one too, very unique indeed! :)

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