Kubuswoningen (Cube Houses), Rotterdam

Kubuswoningen (Cube Houses), Rotterdam

The Cube Houses are one of Rotterdam's most iconic landmarks. Dutch architect Piet Blom designed the Cube Houses as unique residences. The homes are built as cubes tilted at 45 degrees to optimize the space.

The Cube Houses were originally built in the 1970s in coordination with city planners. Piet Blom designed the houses to look like a forest, with each triangular roof depicting a treetop.

Each Cube House is three floors tall. The first floor has a kitchen and living room. The second floor has two bedrooms and a bathroom. Some residents use the top floor to house a rooftop garden.

The cubes act as a pedestrian bridge and are located in a traffic-free area. The cubes are in a wonderful community with restaurants, cafes, offices, studios, and a children's playground.

Visitors can explore the history and development of the homes at the Show Cube Museum. Adventurous guests can immerse themselves in cube living by renting a cube for the night. Guests will have to get used to living with slanting walls.

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Sight Name: Kubuswoningen (Cube Houses)
Sight Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands (See walking tours in Rotterdam)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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