Hundertwasser. Architecture

Hundertwasser. Architecture

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"A house must be a living, organic entity that develops and constantly changes," stated Friedensreich Hundertwasser in one of his arguments for his nature- and human-oriented architecture. Success vindicated his vision: roof afforestation, organic forms, colorful facades, uneven floors, irregularly positioned windows, gilded onion domes-Hundertwasser's architecture is unmistakable.

From the beginning of his artistic career in the '50s, Hundertwasser was preoccupied with architecture in his painting. Then began his engagement with manifestos, essays, and demonstrations; later followed architectural models in which he illustrated, for example, his ideas on roof afforestation and an individual's right to his very own window. As an "architectural doctor" he created unregimented irregularities and realized exemplary architectural projects.This comprehensive directory of Hundertwasser's architectural works presents all his buildings and projects, whether realized or not, tracing them from the first sketches through to models and completion. Dr. Andrea Christa Furst, a longtime employee of the Hundertwasser Archive, made a major contribution to this publication.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 240 x 316 x 31.5mm | 2,285g
  • Cologne, Germany
  • English
  • Nachauflage
  • w. numerous figs. (mostly col.), 3 col. maps.
  • 3822885649
  • 9783822885642
  • 206,373

Table of contents

The Mole - Father of All Architects. On the Origin of Hundertwasser's Ideals on Architecture by Wieland Schmied.
Hundertwasser Dreams Architecture. Architecture in pictures.
Hundertwasser as Philosopher of Architecture. Manifestoes, speeches, writings.
Hundertwasser, Architect's Models. Models and plans.
Hundertwasser the Architecture Doctor.
Rosenthal Porcelain Factory, Selb, 1980-82.
Mierka Grain Elevator, Krems, 1982-83.
Rupertinum, Salzburg, 1980-85.
Church of St. Barbara, Bärnbach, 1984-88.
Motorway Restaurant, Bad Fischau, 1989-90.
KunstHaus Wien, 1989-91.
Spittelau Heating Plant, Vienna, 1988-92.
"In the Meadows" Housing Complex, Bad Soden, 1990-93.
Living Beneath the Rain Tower", Plochingen, 1990-94.
Integrative School, Heddernheim, 1987-88. Day-care Centre, Heddernheim, 1987-95.
Hot Springs Village, Blumau, 1990-97.
Martin Luther Gymnasium, Wittenberg, since 1994.
Hundertwasser House, Vienna, 1977-86.
Village near the Hundertwasser House, Vienna, 1990-91.
B ibliography
List of Architectural Projects
Locations of Realised Hundertwasser Projects
A short List of Other Projects.
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"Hundertwasser Architektur ist Pflichtlektüre für jeden Architekten, dem nachhaltiges Design wirklich am Herzen liegt."
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"Hundertwasser Architecture is a must-read for any architect who is serious about sustainable design."
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About Angelika Taschen

Angelika Taschen studied art history and German literature in Heidelberg, gaining her doctorate in 1986. Working for TASCHEN from 1987, she has published numerous titles on art, architecture, photography, design, travel, and lifestyle.
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