My friend Karen Eckmeierwas in Vienna last week and visited the buildings designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser. He loved bright colors and rejected straight lines - even in architecture.
In 1954, he designed building these apartment buildings complete with 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.
His Mould Manifesto stated "A person in a rented apartment must be able to lean out of his window and scrape off the masonry within arm's reach. And he must be allowed to take a long brush and paint everything outside within arm's reach. So that it will be visible from afar to everyone in the street that someone lives there who is different from the imprisoned, enslaved, standardized man who lives next door."
I love it! It kind of makes me want to lean out one of our window with a paint brush...
(Note: The photo is by Evgenia Kononova and has been released into public domain. You can find this and other pictures in the wikipedia article on Friedensreich Hundertwasser.)