Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928 –2000) was an Austrian artist and architect who spent his whole career championing the curve of organic nature against the straight line.
Born Friedrich Stowasser in 1928, the Viennese artist most commonly known as Friedensreich Hundertwasser (or ‘Kingdom-of-Peace Hundred-Water’) started his artistic revolution by adopting a new name.
Even though Hundertwasser first achieved notoriety for his boldly-colored paintings, he is more widely known for his individual architectural designs.
The common themes in his work utilize bright colors, organic forms, a reconciliation of humans with nature, and a strong individualism.
From the mid 70s, all his amazing buildings were ergonomically curved and ecologically integrated with natural features of the landscape.
There are no corners, edges or straight lines. Instead, there is the courage to create organic forms, colors, joy, and include the human dimension – living works of art.
Many of his creations highlighted architecture with uneven floors, unique windows, and spontaneous vegetation.
Hundertwasser stood out as an opponent of “a straight line” and any standardization, expressing this concept in the field of building design.
More of Friedensreich Hundertwasser‘s amazing architecture can be found at https://hundertwasser.com/ and https://www.touropia.com/hundertwasser-architecture/.