Hundertwasser VII

Hundertwasser Public Toilets, Kawakawa, NZ.

‘Hundertwasser VII’

I kid you not, this is a window made of recycled glass bottles in what has to be one of the world’s most artistic toilet blocks.

So stunningly different that you almost forget why you entered in the first place! And, given the architect Hundertwasser’s dislike of straight lines, the tiled floor is all a bit crooked and uneven, so you need to watch your step a bit…

Hundertwasser IV

Hundertwasser Art Centre, Whangārei, NZ

‘Hundertwasser IV’

I realise this has become an accidental series of photos of the newly finished Hundertwasser Art Centre – random shots taken on New Year’s Day of the very random and esoteric building. Friedensreich Hundertwasser was an Austrian visual artist, architect and environmentalist, who spent the latter part of his life in New Zealand.

He viewed straight lines as “godless and immoral” apparently. Not too many straight lines in this building inspired by his lifetime of doggedly individualistic design!

More to come…