A Space Created in Nature and of Nature

Architecture & Interiors

When I think Spa I usually think of cedar wood steam rooms, neutral colors, and stacks of white towels. You can imagine how suprised I was to see this spa-like hotel in Austria. Known as Rogner’s Bad Blumau, this wellness spa and hotel is an architectural fantasy with colorful and amorphus shapes forming it’s city-like landscape.


Designed by the late Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, his vision was to create "life in harmony and in harmony with nature." All I know is that he created a delicious box of treats for the eyes and other senses. More examples of his beautiful work can be found here.


Two of their thermal spa offerings.

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The Augenschlitzhäuser or "slit-eye" apartments and a detail of the Arcades.

A detail of Stammhaus or the main part of the hotel, which includes Reception and the administrative offices.

A typical room with an a-typical mosaic peeking out from the bathroom.

All images shown are from the Hotel’s own website.

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  1. oliver

    Jan 1, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    thank you for sharing, it is really a masterpice…

  2. LKS

    Jan 1, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    I’m so glad you featured this hotel! Hundertwasser was an amazing artist/architect and does not get nearly enough attention. This place looks like heaven!!! Thank you!

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