Sunday, January 16, 2011

Hundertwasser toilet in kawakawa

This magnificent toilet is really one of a kind. It was desinged and created by Frederick Hundertwasser an Austrian painter and architect who fell in love with New Zealand in the 1970's while showing his work. He made the bay of island his second home and bought a house just east of Kawakawa. After a Kawakawa community meeting about the renovation of toilets in 1998 Hundertwasser offered his design services and created this amazing facility. It is now a major attraction in the town and from the pictures below you can see why. An impeccable wall of glass bottles at the back lets in a beautiful array of blue and green light. Various sized tiles line the floor and the walls and antique farm tools are strategically placed on a gate that acts as the front door. If ever there was a toilet to visit this would be the one.

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