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Hundertwasser-House, Vienna, Austria

The Hundertwasser House Vienna (German: Hundertwasserhaus Wien) is an apartment house in Vienna, Austria, designed by Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. This landmark of Vienna is located in the 3. district, Kegelgasse 34-38 / Löwengasse 41-43, at [show location on an interactive map] 48°12′26″N 16°23′39″E / 48.20722°N 16.39417°E / 48.20722; 16.39417.

The house was built between 1983 and 1986 by architects Univ.-Prof. Joseph Krawina and Peter Pelikan. It features undulating floors ("an uneven floor is a divine melody to the feet"), a roof covered with earth and grass, and large trees growing from inside the rooms, with limbs extending from windows. Hundertwasser took no payment for the design of the house, declaring that it was worth it, to prevent something ugly from going up in its place.

Within the house there are 52 apartments, four offices, 16 private terraces and three communal terraces, and a total of 250 trees and bushes. The Hundertwasser House is one of Vienna's most visited buildings and has become part of Austria's cultural heritage.

百水公寓或藝術家之屋, 建於1985年,昏達瓦舍(Friendensreich Hundertwasser或百水先, 1928-1991年)設計這排怪怪的公寓被維也納人暱稱為「保齡球木瓶房子」,它以不規則的線條區分,卻又奇異地整齊排列,而每一層樓都漆上不同的顏色,還有不規則大小的窗戶,最怪的是,公寓頂樓還有一個阿拉伯式的圓頂,裡面的建築也是起伏不平。

References sources : wikipedia, MOOK旅遊網

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