Friday, 29 May 2020

Brighter colours inspired by Hundertwasser Haus

Hi all,

We are now on Lockdown day 67 and I have been keeping busy with lots of things - it is a strange  hiatus where time appears to be suspended, where it merges in to one.

Last year we visited the very unusual Hundertwasser Haus & Village in Vienna.

The Hundertwasser House in Vienna bears the unmistakable hand of the artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, whose birth name was Friedrich Stowasser. The colorfully decorated exterior façade of Hundertwasser House in Vienna draws attention to itself almost magically. Anyone who lives in the Hundertwasser House also has the right to decorate the façade around the windows entirely to their own taste. More than 200 trees and shrubs on the balconies and roof terraces make the Hundertwasserhaus a green oasis in the heart of the city. The Hundertwasserhaus can only be viewed from outside.
Right opposite the Hundertwasserhaus, however, is the Hundertwasser Village, which is open to visitors. It was created out of a tire workshop in 1990-1991. The artist created his own shopping center here with a "village square", a bar and numerous stores in the typical Hundertwasser style.

 The apartments are closed to the public but we were told that the walls, floors, doors etc are not straight  & that they are quite unique. How I would have liked to be a fly on that wall ...

It is a celebration to colour, design, art ...

The pillars have colourful & interesting designs that wrap around the pillars, little pops of colour everywhere.

Colourful mosiac art brings pops of colour & design in the space 

Colorful and unusual

The Hundertwasserhaus in Vienna is a building designed by the artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser and located in the 3rd Viennese district. The extraordinary building was constructed between 1983 and 1985. It was architecturally realized with the collaboration of architect Josef Krawina as co-creator and the implementing architect Peter Pelikan. The result is known about around the world.

Viewed from the stairs ...

The mosaics on the ground level ...

Numerous trees & plants add more colour & detail to the overall design ...

The hidden courtyard is filled with vibrant greens. It is a totally fascinating place, filled with colour, unusual shapes & can only be viewed from outside.

However, as we still had several countries to travel through on our trip, I bought a very colourful scarf in the gift shop.  It depicts the Hundertwasser Haus village very well & I bought it with an eye to frame it as I often use unusual things for art at home .

Thank you for stopping by, I look forward to showing you how I used this scarf at home

Dee ~💕~

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