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Location address: Nederland, Zuid-Holland, Rotterdam
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Cube houses (Dutch: Kubuswoningen) are a set of innovative houses built in Rotterdam and Helmond in the Netherlands, designed by architect Piet Blom and based on the concept of “living as an urban roof”: high density housing with sufficient space on the ground level. Blom tilted the cube of a conventional house 45 degrees, and rested it upon a hexagon-shaped pylon. His design represents a village within a city, where each house represents a tree, and all the houses together, a forest.
The 38 ‘‘kubuswoningen’’ or cube buildings near the Oude Haven were built between 1982 and 1984 by the Dutch architect Piet Blom. The idea was that the building got stuck on top of a pilar, allow extra space below. This inspiration was based on Le Corbusier. The buildings are also described as resembling huge dice. His bridge for pedestrians and the cube houses on top refers to the Ponte Vecchio in Florence.
Linked themes: Architecture
You can have a look at one of the cube houses on Overblaak No. 70.