The Hundertwasser House in Vienna bears the unmistakable hand of the artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, whose pen-name was Friedrich Stowasser. The colorfully decorated exterior façade of Hundertwasser House in Vienna draws attention to itself almost magically.
The official name of the building, which many people simply call Hundertwasser House, is actually Hundertwasser-Krawina House. Josef Krawina is an Austrian architect and was heavily involved in the planning of the Hundertwasser House in Vienna. The extraordinary building was constructed between 1983 and 1985. The City of Vienna gave Krawina, his co-architect Peter Pelikan and the artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser free rein in the architectural implementation and design. The extravagant result is known around the world today.
Anyone who lives in the Hundertwasser House also has the right to decorate the façade around the windows entirely to their own taste. This makes the house on Vienna’s Kegelgasse even more lively. More than 200 trees and shrubs on the balconies and roof terraces make the Hundertwasser House a green oasis in the heart of the city.
The Hundertwasser House can only be viewed from outside.However, a few hundred meters from the Hundertwasser House in Vienna is the Kunst Haus Wien, which is home to a permanent Hundertwasser exhibition.
Like the Hundertwasser House, the Kunst Haus Wien was also designed by Viennese artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. As is typical of Hundertwasser houses, hardly a straight line is to be found here either. Changing exhibitions of other artists are also shown on around 1,600 square meters of exhibition space. The Hundertwasser Museum in the Kunst Haus Wien and the famous Hundertwasser House are not only recommended as places to visit for guests of Vienna who are interested in art, but also invite everyone to go on a fantastic journey through the architecture and art of Friedensreich Hundertwasser.
The coffeehouse “Kunst und Café” on the ground floor of the Hundertwasser House shows a free film, in which Friedensreich Hundertwasser personally leads you through “his” house.
Bright, individual and welcoming
Oriental, extravagant and feminine
Crafty like a handmade masterpiece
Functionality, taste and imagination