The Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928-2000) created two of the more recent landmarks of Vienna: an eponymous apartment building in the third district of Vienna (Hundertwasser-Krawina House), as well as the incineration and thermal plant at Spittelau. All his works distinguish themselves by strikingly colorful, imaginative living design.
Throughout his entire artistic creative process he always stood against any standardization; close to his heart wasparticularly an architecture more true to nature and to people. Unfortunately, the apartment building itself is not open to the public, but the Hundertwasser Village across the street offers an accurate picture of the architecture of the apartment house, as it was also built in the exterior and interior after the concepts and the ideas of the artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Hundertwasser himself described the village as “ […] something to the effect of an angular, romantic, oriental bazaar where one gladly wants to stay and not flee, as a counterpoint to the usual sober sales showroom.”