Saturday, July 18, 2009
and here it is: the photo of the hundertwasser-haus near here - it's the one in 'Plochingen'. the one thing about it that always leaves me a bit puzzled is the supermarket that is part of the house, and occupies a huge chunk of the ground floor. its corporate design feels like the antipode to the hundertwasser concept.
but in some way, it is fitting, kind of following Maslow's pyramid of needs: basic needs like food on the ground floor. and moving up, you reach the peak experiences - in this case, the golden spheres, which can be seen from afar - and right now get a good polish, to shine further.
PS - a tiny clue to german language:
in german, nouns can be constructed by combing 2 nouns to a new one. like in the architect's chosen full name: "Friedensreich Regentag Dunkelbunt Hundertwasser" - literally: "peaceland rainday darklymulticoloured hundredwater". and "haus" = "house", thus "Hundertwasserhaus" = "hundred water house".