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Since the early 1950s, Hundertwasser has dealt with architecture as well as painting and consistently pursues his concern for architecture that is more human and more appropriate to nature.

He begins his engagement with manifestos, essays and demonstrations. In 1958 he reads the “Mold Manifesto” in Seckau Monastery, in which he formulates his rejection of rationalism, straight lines and so-called functional architecture. In the "Nude speeches for the right to a third skin" in Munich in 1967 and Vienna in 1968, Hundertwasser castigates the enslavement of humans through the sterile grid system and the serial production of modern architecture.

Hundertwasser had his first architectural models made in the 1970s and illustrated his ideas of roof coverings, tree tenants and window rights in the Eurovision TV program “Wünsch Dir was”, 1972. In the process, he developed new architectural forms, such as the spiral house, the Augenschlitzhaus, the terrace house and the Hochwiesenhaus. In 1974 the pit house, the grass roof house and the green gas station were added, as did his concept of the green, invisible and inaudible motorway.

Hundertwasser tries to convey his concerns in lectures to architects all over the world. The construction experts applaud, but consider it impossible to implement his ideas.

As an “architecture doctor”, Hundertwasser “prettied” the grid facades of existing buildings with non-regulated irregularities and beauty obstacles (e.g. Rosenthal Factory Selb and others) in the early 1980s.

After all, Hundertwasser can realize more than 40 exemplary architecture projects internationally, in which there is the window right and the tree tenants, the uneven ground, forests on the roof and spontaneous vegetation. In his architectural work, Hundertwasser uses formal diversity instead of monotony, the organic and unregulated irregularities in harmony with nature instead of the grid system.