Experimental Art – The Uneven Floor by Hundertwasser

The Uneven Floor by Hundertwasser Homesthetics
October 18, 2013 by Architecture, Design 5 Comments
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The flat floor is an invention of the architects. It fits engineers – not human beings.”

People not only have eyes to enjoy the beauty they see and ears to hear melodies and noses to smell nice scents. People also have a sense of touch in their hands and feet. Architect and painter Hundertwasser  has a theory witch states that the sense of touch is more important than most of us think .

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If the modern man is forced to walk on flat asphalt and concrete floors as they were planned thoughtlessly in designers’ offices, estranged from man’s age-old relationship and contact to earth, a crucial part of man withers and dies.”

Walking on a flat surface is not what nature intended for us , so as the concept states , this action makes us ill and emotionally unhappy. Now a lucid , normal person would say that is an exaggeration but when you start to think about it , ask yourself : where am I going to be happier ? In a vast flat place ( a gigantic parking lot ) or on a hill , a mountain ?  Nature doesn ‘t build in straight lines and maybe that s why this concept looks very appealing to me,  because I miss nature and an this “uneven floor ” that the artist is talking about could be a strong mirage that I don t live in a completely artificial environment.

Architecture should elevate and not subdue man. It is good to walk on uneven floors and regain our human balance.”
Hundertwasser, April, 1991

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For those of you who haven’t heard about this man , Friedensreich Hundertwasser was a painter and an architect , contributing with innovating ideas and beautiful paintings . Since he’s one of my favorite artist i ‘ll write about him in the future .

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Homesthetics conclusion :

Although this concept is interesting , we will never see it wide spread around architecture because it has a main disadvantage. We live in the era of speed , people want to travel fast , even by foot , and the best way to do that , is on a flat , artificial surface.

 

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