Friday, July 30, 2010
PhotoHunt - Public
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.
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.
The cafe on the upper floor is the only public space inside the complex which is supported by irregular shaped pillars.