Friday, July 17, 2009

Waldspirale - The Wooded Spiral of Darmstadt, Germany

Located in Darmstadt, Germany, the Waldspirale apartment-building was designed by Austrian artist, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, and built during the 1990s.

There are other apartment buildings in Darmstadt, but the U-shaped Waldspirale is special. Its diagonal roof is covered with grass, shrubs and trees and the facade follows an irregular grid organization.

Waldspirale has over 1,000 windows, but no two are the same. The handles on the apartment doors and the windows are also unique.

Waldspirale was completed in 2000 and people actually live in it.

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Anonymous said...

I hope nothing ever breaks because it would be a bitch to replace all of those unique items.

Anonymous said...

That's part of the idea, that you can replace it w. anything that fits and not some overpriced item that's out of stock anyhoo...