Rot­ter­dam, Nether­lands (1977)

Cube houses by Piet Blom

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It’s ex­hil­a­rat­ing, in a child­like way, to see a house on its side and these 38 yel­low cube houses above the Blaak Sta­tion in Rot­ter­dam cer­tainly captivate the imag­i­na­tion. Blom con­ceived the de­sign of each house as a tree and their col­lec­tive bulk a for­est, and they’re cer­tainly strik­ing out­side: a tum­ble of squares that make you look anew at the world, as if through a kaleidoscope. They’re fun in­side too, with dra­matic spa­ces giv­ing views over Rot­ter­dam. One en­ter­pris­ing res­i­dent even of­fers tours. kubus­won­

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