The Hundertwasserhaus, designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser, is an apartment block built from 1983-86 in Vienna, Austria. He wanted it to feel more natural and alive as he hated straight lines so the floors are all uneven, the roof is covered with earth and grass and large trees growing from inside the rooms, with limbs extending out the windows. The architect took no payment for the design of building, declaring that “it was worth it to prevent something ugly from going up in its place”. He was an idealist, he wanted to turn the world away from cities, from grid plans and concrete jungles. The name was made to reflect those ideals “Peace-kingdom Hundred-waters”.
With a mix of apartments, offices, public and private terraces, a café and 250 trees and bushes it has become one of the most visited buildings in Vienna. Its vision has become an inspiration for other similar buildings that have since been built in the region