This Incredible Living Building Hosts More Greenery on Its Facade Than the Original, Undeveloped Plot of Land

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Next year will mark thirty years since the construction of artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser’s iconic Hundertwasserhaus in the Kegelgasse district of Vienna, Austria. Hundertwasser’s fantastical artistic vision was inspired by his dream to align architecture with nature in every sense. At its conception, the artist vowed to replace every piece of vegetation lost in the construction of the residential complex. For every square foot of structure built, an equal area of trees and shrubs was added, resulting in the abundant majestic greenery that cloaks its facade today. Read the rest of This Incredible Living Building Hosts More Greenery on Its Facade Than the Original, Undeveloped Plot of Land Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Austria , Austrian architecture , biomimicry , custom bespoken windows , energy efficient windows , Friedensreich Hundertwasser , Green Walls , Hundertwasserhaus , Joseph Krawina architect , Landscape Architecture , Living Walls , Neuffer , Neuffer windows , rooftop garden , vertical garden , vienna , window rights

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This Incredible Living Building Hosts More Greenery on Its Facade Than the Original, Undeveloped Plot of Land

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