Cube Houses of Rotterdam

Another thing we wanted to see was the famous kijk kubus.  We ran out of time so couldn’t walk over and explore but we did end up driving by on the way home.

The Cube houses (DutchKubuswoningen) 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, since its main purpose is to optimize the space inside. 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 central idea of the cube houses around the world is mainly optimizing the space, as a house, to a better distribution of the rooms inside. 

Next time we are in Rotterdam, I hope to visit upclose – one guy opens his up for viewings for about €2.00 – cool to see. Better yet if we need a hotel, we could stay in one listed on Airbnb and the photos are really cool! 

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