samedi 10 novembre 2012

Hundertwasserhaus - Viena, Löwengasse - Toamna

Hundertwasserhaus, la intersecţia dintre Löwengasse şi Kegelgasse, Viena.
Aici, imagini de pe Kegelgasse.
Acum, imagini de pe Löwengasse.

Window Dictatorship and Window Rights

Some people say houses consist of walls. I say houses consist of windows.

When different houses stand next to each other in a street, all having different window types, [...] nobody minds.
But should the three window types of the three houses belong to one house, it is seen as a violation of the racial segregation of windows.


Each individual window has its own right to life.

A person in a rented apartment must be able to lean out of his window and scrape off the masonry within arm's reach.

And he must be allowed to take a long brush and paint everything outside within arm's reach. 
So that it will be visible from afar to everyone in the street that someone lives there who is different from the imprisoned, enslaved, standardised man who lives next door.

Hundertwasser, January 22, 1990

Friedensreich Hundertwasser,
alias Friedrich Stowasser
(Viena, 15 dec. 1928 - Noua Zeelandă, la bordul lui Queen Mary 2, 19 feb. 2000).