Vienna
2,000 years
of European history,
in one city
           
 
The
Hundertwasser-
Haus


Living in a work of art


The City of Vienna is Europe's biggest landlord owning 220,000 flats (a quarter of all Viennese apartments). Fifty-two of them are found here on the corner of Kegelgasse/Löwengasse in Vienna's 3rd district.


Friedenreich Hundertwasser's famous public housing project was a reaction to the post-war housing blocks. No straight lines, individual window design, colour and trees on the roof were some of the ideas the Austrian architect, artist and environmentalist incorporated into his plans.

 
 

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"No person who is not a great sculptor or painter can be an architect.
If he is not a sculptor or painter, he can only be a builder."


John Ruskin
(1819-1900)
Lectures on Architecture and Painting (1854)