Photographer's Note

The Hundertwasser House in Vienna is one of Austria’s architectural highlights. The house designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser with architect Joseph Krawina as a co-creator.

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.

Friedensreich Hundertwasser was a visionary in the areas of architecture and ecology, and it took accordingly long until he was able to implement his demands for “tree tenants”, the “window right”, “roof forestry” or the “uneven floor” in real life. Not all utopias that Hundertwasser had envisioned in the area of nature-friendly construction withstand today’s scientific criteria. However, this does nothing to undermine his merits in rooting ecological thinking in people’s minds.

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