A Rookery of Repose

Have you ever taken a break at work and just wanted to relax? I mean really kick back and enjoy a few moments of tranquility while the bustling city thrives around you? If so, then make sure to include Vienna in your next job search. The Austrian capital recently erected the Flederhaus, a five-story building completely filled with colorful hammocks. Meaning “bat house” in German due to its resemblance to a rookery, the Flederhaus features eight on most floors with four in the attic.

Free to visitors, the metal framed, wooden building, designed by Vienna-based architects Heri & Salli, provides people the opportunity to enjoy the views of the city’s MuseumsQuartier. This comforting structure can offer travel-weary tourists the chance to rest their hard working feet during a day of sightseeing, give the city’s thriving artistic community a place for inspiration and contemplation, or provide an oasis of repose for desk-jockeys.

Hopefully this concept will see other examples in cities throughout the world. We’ve already begun to string hammocks all throughout the office, but it’s just not the same.

Image credits: Heriundsalli.com