This unusual apartment house in Vienna, Austria was created by the Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. It was built between 1983 and 1986. It features undulating floors (“an uneven floor is a 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.
The Hundertwasser House has 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 Austria’s most visited buildings, and has become part of Austria’s cultural heritage.