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Hundertwasser（百水先生）是一位奥地利艺术家，环保主义者，建筑设计师，以反直线和鲜亮用色为主要风格。新西兰是他的第二故乡。在70年代成名之后，他在新西兰Bays of Islands买了几块地，开始了自己理想中的与大自然相处的日子。
If you have a pencil, coloured pencils and paper at the ready next to the telephone, you can make some interesting intuitive drawings during the conversation: doodles. That functions like a seismograph of the psyche. When the news is bad - when you are angry or happy - the lines are always different. You draw lines around notes, frame the important things, make crosses and squares, and after the call, you have a kind of electrocardiogram record in your hands.
Friedrich Stowasser (15 December 1928 – 19 February 2000), better known by his pseudonym Friedensreich Regentag Dunkelbunt Hundertwasser, was an Austrian visual artist and architect who also worked in the field of environmental protection.
Hundertwasser stood out as an opponent of "a straight line" and any standardization, expressing this concept in the field of building design. His best-known work is the Hundertwasserhaus in Vienna, which has become a notable place of interest in the Austrian capital, characterised by imaginative vitality and uniqueness.
Hundertwasser was buried in New Zealand after his death at sea on the Queen Elizabeth 2 in 2000 at the age of 71.
In the 1970s, Hundertwasser acquired several properties in the Bay of Islands in New Zealand, which include a total area of approximately 372 ha of the entire "Kaurinui" valley. There he realized his dream of living and working closely connected to nature. Beside other projects he designed the "Bottle House" there. He could live largely self-sufficiently using solar panels, a water wheel and a biological water purification plant. His first grass roof experiments took place there.
Hundertwasser's koru flag, proposed in 1983 as a new New Zealand national flag based on a motif from Māori culture
Hundertwasser's original and unruly artistic vision expressed itself in pictorial art, environmentalism, philosophy, and design of facades, postage stamps, flags, and clothing (among other areas). The common themes in his work utilised bright colours, organic forms, a reconciliation of humans with nature, and a strong individualism, rejecting straight lines.
The Hundertwasserhaus apartment block in Vienna has undulating floors ("an uneven floor is a melody to the feet"), a roof covered with earth and grass, and large trees growing from inside the rooms, with limbs extending from windows. He took no payment for the design of Hundertwasserhaus, declaring that it was worth the investment to "prevent something ugly from going up in its place".
He rejected rationalism, the straight line and functional architecture
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