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Wattle Fence
 
Since Neolithic times we have fenced our sheep and vegetables in this easy to make (albeit time consuming) wooden fence.
Earth Sheltered
 
The earth-house uses the ground as an insulating blanket that efficiently protects it from temperature extremes, wind, rain and extreme weather events.
Modern Underground
 
Underground homes with a modern bent. A large thermal mass stabilizes inside temperatures, giving you free heat in the winter, free cooling in the summer.
Pit Greenhouses
 
For those in northern, high altitude or windy climates who wish to grow their food year round. Take advantage of the insulating properties of the Earth.
Stacking Firewood
 
Ingenious ways to stack firewood.
Rocket Mass Heaters
 
The rocket mass heater works on similar properties as a masonry heater. A fast, high heat and oxygen-fed fire burn up the volatile gases and particulates, leaving very little pollution, and turn almost every ounce of wood fuel into energy.
Masonry Wood Cookstoves
 
Masonry heaters can incorporate cook stoves. And cook stoves can act as masonry heaters for small homes.
Masonry Heaters with Ovens
 
Bake ovens can be either white (the fire is in another box, usually below the oven) or black (the fire is in the same compartment as the food being cooked).
Masonry Heaters
 
Heat, not pollution. The cleanest burning wood stoves have been around for centuries, yet have taken a backseat to metal wood stoves and other polluting energy sources for far too long. Time for a revival!
Indoor Pizza Ovens
 
If you live in a cool climate, you might as well investigate adding a masonry heater along side your pizza oven. Or at least understanding them so that you might take advantage of exhaust heat.
River Rock Fireplaces
 
Although lots of mass and beautiful, most heat goes straight up the flue. Build a conventional fireplace for beauty alone, build a masonry fireplace for heat.
Container Homes
 
Somewhere around 30 million steel shipping containers exist today. 8 feet wide by 8.5 feet high, and either 20 or 40 feet long, they have been the globally standardized transportation module since 1956.
Insect Hotels
 
Call them bug condos, insect hotels, insect habitats, wildlife stacks, insect boxes, insect houses, insect walls, wild bee walls, insect accommodation, wild bee houses, solitary bee walls or wild bienenhaus. Wildlife habitat is rapidly disappearing. Building beneficial insects a special habitat will help your garden and the bugs.
Outdoor Earth Ovens
 
Examples of pure cob and adobe, and refractory castable cement over bricks.
Outdoor Brick Ovens
 
Recycle some old bricks...into an oven.
Outdoor Masonry Ovens
 
Build an outdoor oven with local stone and DIY skills for a few hundred dollars. Or, buy an oven kit and have it veneered for a few thousand.
Living Willow Hedges
 
Willow cuttings called 'withies' easily root in either water or moist soil. Plant in late winter and come July you'll have a privacy screen.
Hedge Laying
 
Over two thousand years older than chain link.
Greenhouses from Old Windows and Doors
 
Replacing your old windows or windowed doors with more energy efficient ones? Here's a project to repurpose those old windows.
Stone Furniture
 
No more plastic! Or vinyl, or PVC! Looks great as a weight loss program as well. First, the perspiration created while moving the stones into place, and certainly one would not become lazy and lounge around for too long on any of these pieces of furniture.
 
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Friedensreich Hundertwasser Architecture
The father of the Green Roof...
Born in Austria 1928, died at Sea 2000.


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Hundertwasser- Model for Hohe-Haine (High Groves), Dresden, 1998. hundertwasser.at "The colourful, the abundant, the manifold, is always better than mediocre grey and uniformity."




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Hundertwasser- KunstHaus, Wien, 1989-91. Hundertwasser wrote many manifestos one of them being the 'Mouldiness Manifesto against Rationalism in Architecture."




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Hundertwasser- KunstHaus, Wien, 1989-91. hundertwasser.at




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Hundertwasser- KunstHaus, Wien, 1989-91. www.hundertwasser.at  Note the uneven floor- "an uneven floor is a melody to the feet."




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Hundertwasser- Forest Spiral of Darmstadt, 1998-2000. hundertwasser.at




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Hundertwasser- Forest Spiral of Darmstadt, 1998-2000, 105 residential units. hundertwasser.at “Just carrying a ruler with you in your pocket should be forbidden, at least on a moral basis. The ruler is the symbol of the new illiteracy. The ruler is the symptom of the new disease, disintegration of our civilisation.”




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Hundertwasser- Green Roofed Forest Spiral of Darmstadt, 1998-2000. hundertwasser.at




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Hundertwasser- Hundertwasser Haus, Vienna, 1983-86. hundertwasser.at Note the tree growing out of window. He published a manifesto; 'Your window right – your tree duty' "A journey into the land of creative architecture where there are window rights and tree tenants and uncontrolled irregularities; uneven floors, woodlands on the roof, spontaneous vegetation and barriers of beauty..." Hundertwasser believed all tenants should have the right to reach out their window and paint their space as they wish.



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Hundertwasser- Hundertwasser Haus, Vienna, 1983-86. hundertwasser.at




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Hundertwasser on the Eurovision programme 'Make a Wish' with Dietmar Schönherr, Dusseldorf, 1972, explaining green roofs. www.hundertwasser.at




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Hundertwasser- Thermal Village, Blumau, Austria, 1993-97. hundertwasser.at




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Hundertwasser- Thermal Village, Blumau, Austria, 1993-97. hundertwasser.at
For a visit to this green eco-lodge- www.blumau.com



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Hundertwasser- Thermal Village, Blumau, Austria, 1993-97. hundertwasser.at Compost toilets fertilize the green roof, closing the waste cycle. "Man must take care that the cycle functions."




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Hundertwasser- Model for above Thermal Village, Blumau. hundertwasser.at




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In the Meadow Hills, model, 1989. www.hundertwasser.at




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Hundertwasser- Agip Service Station, model, 1989. www.hundertwasser.at





green roof house model
Model for Heddernheim Integrative School, Frankfurt. hundertwasser.at




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Hundertwasser Model- Houses Under Meadows. www.hundertwasser.at




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Ronald McDonald House, Essen, Germany, 2004-05. www.hundertwasser.at




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Hundertwasser- Maishima Incineration Plant, Osaka, Japan, 1997-2001. hundertwasser.at




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Hundertwasser- Maishima Incineration Plant, Osaka, Japan, 1997-2001. hundertwasser.at




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Hundertwasser- Kawakawa Public Toilets, New Zealand, 1999. hundertwasser.at Hundertwasser often built uneven floors. He felt a flat floor was built for machines and was never meant for people. Photo: Mike Steadman flickr.com




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Hundertwasser- Kawakawa Public Toilets, New Zealand, 1999. hundertwasser.at



Artist & architect Friedrich Stowasser (1928 - 2000) changed his name to Friedensreich Regentag Dunkelbunt Hundertwasser which roughly translates as 'Peace-rich or Peaceful, Rainy day, Darkly multicolored, Hundred water.' Hundertwasser had an Austrian Catholic father who died when he was a small child and a Jewish mother. He and his mother escaped the fate of much of her family by posing as Catholics. He traveled extensively as a young man and enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris, but left after a day. For years he lived, traveled the world, and painted on a reconstructed salt hauler sailboat which he called the “Regentag” (rainy day). He also owned a farm cottage in northern France and a cabin in New Zealand. Hundertwasser felt a special connection to New Zealand, and was buried there when he died in the year 2000.


"When man thinks he has to correct nature, it is an irreparable mistake every time. A community should not consider it an honour how much spontaneous vegetation it destroys; it should rather be a point of honour for every community to protect as much of its natural landscape as possible. The brook, the river, the swamp, the riverside wetlands as they are, the way God created them, must be sacred and inviolable to us. Correcting a stream only has evil effects, which are expensive in the end: the lowering of water tables, the destruction of forests, the transformation of large areas into steppes, no regeneration of the water, which runs off too fast. The river wetlands can no longer fulfill their sponge-like function: the absorption of excess water and slow feedback in dry spells, like a good piggy bank in times of emergency. The regulated brook becomes a sewer. Fish die, and there are no fish in the brook because they cannot swim through the regulated channel. Floods, with all their devastating consequences, all the more after regulation. Because too much water runs off too quickly, converging in great quantity without any chance of being absorbed by the earth and the vegetation. Only a stream with a high waterline flowing irregularly can produce pure water, regulate the water household and conserve the fish and animal populations to the benefit of man and his agriculture. Now, almost too late, this age-old adage is being recognised and the courses of rivers and streams, which had been straightened in concrete channels, are being destroyed in order to restore the previous irregular state. What irony!
So why regulate a stream if you have to deregulate it afterwards?"

Hundertwasser, May, 1990
www.hundertwasser.at




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Maishima Sludge Plant. www.hundertwasser.at




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Spiral-River Hand Drinking Fountain, Linz, Austria, 1993/94. www.hundertwasser.at





Hundertwasser True Nature Documentary Trailer




Resources:

Biography: www.hundertwasser.at
List of Buildings by Hundertwasser: en.wikipedia.org



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To see examples of Hundertwasser's Paintings: inspirationgreen.org/hundertwasser



“If we do not honor our past

we lose our future.

If we destroy our roots

we cannot grow.”

Hundertwasser

 



 

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Yolo
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TOO MANY COLORS!!!
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TOO MANY COLORS....
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Re: Hundertwasser Architecture
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Yolo
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TOO MANY COLORS
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TOO MANY COLORS....
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Geometry
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Thanks for the amazing video
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@ Kirsten
Reply #3 on : Sat April 21, 2012, 07:53:17
It appears there were three documentary films made about Hundertwasser’s life, both the 1966 and 1998 films by Ferry Redax. The more well known documentary short: “Hunderwassers Regentag” (“Hunderwasser's Rainy Day) of 1972, directed by Peter Schamoni. I am afraid I cannot find a way to view it. Here is the FB page for the movie though: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hundertwassers-Rainy-Day/124331877653551
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Re: Hundertwasser Architecture
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Love it; do you know where I can find the documentary in its entirety?
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www.jagrhomes.com
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Beautiful green building images, thanks for sharing!
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Wattle Fence
 
Since Neolithic times we have fenced our sheep and vegetables in this easy to make (albeit time consuming) wooden fence.
Earth Sheltered
 
The earth-house uses the ground as an insulating blanket that efficiently protects it from temperature extremes, wind, rain and extreme weather events.
Modern Underground
 
Underground homes with a modern bent. A large thermal mass stabilizes inside temperatures, giving you free heat in the winter, free cooling in the summer.
Pit Greenhouses
 
For those in northern, high altitude or windy climates who wish to grow their food year round. Take advantage of the insulating properties of the Earth.
Stacking Firewood
 
Ingenious ways to stack firewood.
Rocket Mass Heaters
 
The rocket mass heater works on similar properties as a masonry heater. A fast, high heat and oxygen-fed fire burn up the volatile gases and particulates, leaving very little pollution, and turn almost every ounce of wood fuel into energy.
Masonry Wood Cookstoves
 
Masonry heaters can incorporate cook stoves. And cook stoves can act as masonry heaters for small homes.
Masonry Heaters with Ovens
 
Bake ovens can be either white (the fire is in another box, usually below the oven) or black (the fire is in the same compartment as the food being cooked).
Masonry Heaters
 
Heat, not pollution. The cleanest burning wood stoves have been around for centuries, yet have taken a backseat to metal wood stoves and other polluting energy sources for far too long. Time for a revival!
Indoor Pizza Ovens
 
If you live in a cool climate, you might as well investigate adding a masonry heater along side your pizza oven. Or at least understanding them so that you might take advantage of exhaust heat.
River Rock Fireplaces
 
Although lots of mass and beautiful, most heat goes straight up the flue. Build a conventional fireplace for beauty alone, build a masonry fireplace for heat.
Container Homes
 
Somewhere around 30 million steel shipping containers exist today. 8 feet wide by 8.5 feet high, and either 20 or 40 feet long, they have been the globally standardized transportation module since 1956.
Insect Hotels
 
Call them bug condos, insect hotels, insect habitats, wildlife stacks, insect boxes, insect houses, insect walls, wild bee walls, insect accommodation, wild bee houses, solitary bee walls or wild bienenhaus. Wildlife habitat is rapidly disappearing. Building beneficial insects a special habitat will help your garden and the bugs.
Outdoor Earth Ovens
 
Examples of pure cob and adobe, and refractory castable cement over bricks.
Outdoor Brick Ovens
 
Recycle some old bricks...into an oven.
Outdoor Masonry Ovens
 
Build an outdoor oven with local stone and DIY skills for a few hundred dollars. Or, buy an oven kit and have it veneered for a few thousand.
Living Willow Hedges
 
Willow cuttings called 'withies' easily root in either water or moist soil. Plant in late winter and come July you'll have a privacy screen.
Hedge Laying
 
Over two thousand years older than chain link.
Greenhouses from Old Windows and Doors
 
Replacing your old windows or windowed doors with more energy efficient ones? Here's a project to repurpose those old windows.
Stone Furniture
 
No more plastic! Or vinyl, or PVC! Looks great as a weight loss program as well. First, the perspiration created while moving the stones into place, and certainly one would not become lazy and lounge around for too long on any of these pieces of furniture.
 
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