by RaShell on 2008-06-24
Well, normally, architecture doesn’t strike me as a medium related to doodling. Buildings (with rare exception of Gaudi’s poetic sandcastles) usually have too many straight lines, symmetry and rules to remind me of thoughtless scribbling… That is, until I saw these beauties. Unfortunately, not in person, but even pictures can easily inspire you to grab a gel pen and start drawing little windows and curvy walls! This is the “baby” of Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928-2000) and Rogner Bad Blumau, is one of the places where he fully expressed his vision in architecture and overall philosophy – Life in harmony and in harmony with nature.
Little more digging, produced many-many more examples of Hundertwasser’s beautiful colorful work. He managed to turn the most ordinary things, like a public toilet in a small New Zealand’s community into icons of architectural creativity:Houses, wineries, walls, pretty much anything he touched, became a local/and/or international attraction and is getting plenty of well-deserved attention: