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In what ways is this project unique and creative? Edit

Hundertwasser has displayed a very creative and unique architectural œuvre. In all his works, he put diversity before monotony, replaced a grid system with an organic approach that enables unregulated irregularities. He was fascinated with spirals, and called straight lines “the devil’s tools”. He called his theory of art “transautomatism”, based on Surrealist automatism, but focusing on the experience of the viewer, rather than the artist. In his nude speeches of 1967 and 1968, Hundertwasser condemned the enslavement of humans by the sterile grid system of conventional architecture and by the series production of mechanized industries. He expressed his rejection of rationalism, of the straight line and of functional architecture.

What is the social value of this project? Edit

Hundertwasser's convictions have had a positive impact on the building tenants as well as the surrounding neighborhood. For example, the Hundertwasserhaus block in Vienna features undulating floors ("an uneven floor is a melody to the feet"), a roof covered with earth and grass, and large trees growing from inside the rooms, with limbs extending from windows. He took no payment for the design of Hundertwasserhaus, declaring that it was worth it, to "prevent something ugly from going up in its place". NOONE CAREs

What is the potential of this project to expand and develop? Edit

The introduction of natural features of the landscape into buildings has been seen in other creative experiences such as rooftop garden, urban agriculture and green wall.

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