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Health service buildings
Friedensreich Hundertwasser, the artist who died in 2000, is as much loved by architectural laymen as he is vilified by the 'experts'. His work scarcely enters into the architectural discourse, being excessively playful, anarchistic and against the grain. Yet even the most hardened architecture critic has to admit that Hundertwasser's buildings do work, that they are cleverly laid out and make architecture a delight. And a building such as the Ronald McDonald House, where convalescing children and their families can be temporarily housed, could do with a dose of cheerfulness. The ensemble consists of a 'hill' of living quarters and offices reached from a path spiralling round the hill, and a V-shaped building with central facilities and a few guest rooms. A raked grass roof connects the two portions.