An unavoidable landmark in Rotterdam in The Netherlands are the Kubuswoningen or in singular: Kubuswoning.
The Cube houses are located on Overblaak, right above the Blaak metro station. There are 38 small cubes and two so called super-cubes, all attached to each other. They’re a 1982-1984 design by architect Piet Blom.
As residents are disturbed so often by curious passers-by, one owner decided to open a show cube or Kijk-Kubus Museum-house, which is furnished as a normal house, and is making a living out of offering tours to visitors.
The houses contain three floors:
- ground floor entrance;
- first floor with living room and open kitchen;
- second floor with two bedrooms and bathroom;
- top floor which is sometimes used as a small garden.
The walls and windows are angled at 54.7 degrees. The total area of the apartment is around 100 square metres (1,100 sq ft), but around a quarter of the space is unusable because of the walls that are under the angled ceilings.
Needless to say the Cube houses are a must-see when in Rotterdam. Even when you’re there for the Eurovision Song Contest.
With the help of Wikipedia.
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I love how eccentric they are. Great post! Looking forward to read more about your recent trip.
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