Who builds cool houses like this to be residential apartments? Well, Hundertwasser did! You see, it's not only about being practical, but also about being beautiful and in harmony with nature.
Man has three skins. His own, his clothes and his dwelling. All these three skins must renew themselves, continually grow and change. When, however, the third skin, i.e. the outer wall of his house, does not change and grow like the first skin it petrifies and dies.
Houses are growing things like trees. Houses grow like plants, live and continually change.
Some people say houses consist of walls. I say houses consist of windows... Windows in rank and file are sad, windows should be able to dance.
The uneven walkway becomes a symphony, it is a melody for the feet. The walkway makes the whole person vibrate.
Can you rent this place?
With only fifty apartments and no organized waiting list, it will take you a lot of patience and bit of luck. But private listings do occasionally appear on Austrian message boards. Just to give you an example, in 2008 you could have rented a two-bedroom on the first floor for just €767. Not too bad for such a famous building.
Would YOU go for it?