Friedensreich Hundertwasser and his more humane design
Painter, architect and engraver – this all applies to Friedensreich Hundertwasser. But actually, it can be used in any context.
To understand it, we should talk about what inspired him. He was in love with the nature. He tried it with own means to defend. And to perpetuate their beauty!
Portrait of the great Austrian artist
About the artist and his work
The birth name of Friedensreich Hundertwasser is Friedrich Stowasser. He had an own creative way. Friedensreich Hundertwasser made preliminary sketches and plans. He found perfection in spirals and crooked lines. The wave-like soils are his secret brand.
The artist and his works
He said he think the smooth bottom for machines but not for people.
According to Friedensreich Hundertwasser, it doesn’t exist straight line in nature. In his paintings, he used the flowing, fluorescent colors. He invented them himself on the basis of non-organic materials such as brick, limestone, and coal.
Full name of artist: Friedensreich Hundertwasser rainy day Dunkelbunt Hundertwasser
The colourful world of Hundertwasser
Nature: The cytoplasm of its fifth skin
The environment is a criterion for the sensitivity of Friedensreich Hundertwasser. He described it as the cytoplasm of its fifth skin.
What did he mean under its “fifth skin”?
According to Friedensreich Hundertwasser man has five skins: epidermis, clothing, housing, identity, nature…
The nature-friendly architecture of Hundertwasser
The political views of Friedensreich Hundertwasser
Friedensreich Hundertwasser was a “green” Austrian pacifist. Since his childhood he was sensitive as super compared to its surroundings. He considered the highest reality of nature. She was the source of the secular harmony for him.
Friedensreich Hundertwasser infinitely respected them and wanted to do everything to his ability, to protect them from the industrial attacks.
Hundertwasser building in Darmstadt
Kuchlbauer Tower in Abensberg, Bavaria
Integration of nature in the urban design
You clearly recognize the worship of nature in the character of his buildings. As an architect Hundertwasser planned apartments with vertical gardens, uneven floors, ceramic columns, round tops and trees in it. People coming out of the Windows, purify the air and decorate with natural resources.
Worship of nature
Inhabitants are actually not only people, but also trees…
Some of the projects by Friedensreich Hundertwasser were realized in Vienna.
Trees in the apartment
The integration of trees into the apartments is particularly innovative projects by Friedensreich Hundertwasser. This idea proves to be successful in many ways. First, trees clean the air. In addition, they contribute to the saving of water.
In his opinion city man has enough uninhabitable area at home, to integrate a tree. It would take very little space and a window. The light openings should be always open to his view, so that the residents don’t lose the connection to the outside world. The tree pay quickly through all the work that he does. He take up the dust, poisons, and all remaining pollutants and process them to oxygen.
A tree would attract wild life which would make our everyday life more beautiful
Friedensreich Hundertwasser is concerned about waste management. He is committed to the idea of dry toilets. He sees this as a means to achieve human independence and save water.
In his views of the artist and architect goes so far that he envisages also the creating of the compost from human feces. However, it’s the most modern people too far…
Market Hall in Altenrhein, Switzerland
A more humane design
In architecture, Friedensreich Hundertwasser saw his mission to reach a human construction. This makes us healthier, by allowing the nature closer to us. Firstly, we should accept the natural processes and integrate into our everyday lives. It is all right if some mildew, rust or cracks form.
Friedensreich Hundertwasser, it comes to break the sterile geometry. Secondly, the man should regain the right creative to make his residence.
Friedensreich Hundertwasser’s ideas seem so natural and logical. Only the question of why it is so difficult to implement these in our society today remains open…
Works of art by the artist Hundertwasser
The artist was opposed to the “straight line”
Colors and shapes