Cube houses Rotterdam

Overblaak 70, 3011 MH Rotterdam
2.50

Description

tRotterdam Cubic Design

The Cube Houses in Rotterdam are famous all over the world because of their striking design. Tourists from all over the world visit Rotterdam to see these houses.

Designed by Piet Blom

The Cube Houses were designed by Dutch architect Piet Blom, who tilted a traditional, cube-shaped house 45 degrees and lifted it on a hexagon-shaped pylon. Each of the houses represent a tree and all togther they represent a forest. The 38 Cube Houses are all connected together with two supersized cubes at both ends of the string. The houses have got three floors with a living space of around 100 square meters. Some residents use the small third floor as their garden.

No straight walls

The cubes don't have any straight walls inside, so this gives residents a headache when they need to buy their furniture. People that choose to live in these houses have to be a genious in home decoration. Sometimes a Cube House is offered for sale: prices start at €175.000,-

A Cube House on display for tourists

The Cube Houses attracted so many spectators that one of the residents decided to open his house to the public. This Kijkkubus (Show Cube) is open to the public to see what it's like to live in a Cube House. After a visit, you can imagine the challenges that the residents have to deal with every day! Watch your head while walking through the house!

Sleeping in a cube house?

Do you want to experience what it´s like to sleep in a cube house? You can book a room in the StayOkay Hostel Rotterdam which is located in one of the megacubes. The hostel doesn´t have any straight walls and the staff had to be very creative to use the space. You can book a bed in a shared bedroom or your own private room.

Rotterdam Blaak Architecture

The Cube Houses are located within the Blaak area where you can find some other striking designs like the underground Blaak railway station, the city library and Het Potlood (Pencil tower). Have a look at the extensive Rotterdam architecture guide for an overview of the most striking buildings 


Image - 17 Jun, 2017 -

Leon Staufer

" They're slightly angled cuboid structures. Sure it's interesting, but definitely not spectacular. If you want to see how it looks, the images on Google will do just fine."

Image - 14 Jun, 2017 -

chan pik yu

" So interesting to feel the cube from inside. It's hard to imagine when seeing from outside how a tilted cube could become a living space until I got inside and sitting in the Attic for half an hour, watching the clouds flew by and the changes of sunlight. A very cosy living space indeed. The court yard is quiet and relaxing."

Image - 23 May, 2017 -

Dilem Aydınlı

" From outside it seems it is an abandoned place. You must find the little garden at the centre of the buildings. Otherwise it is a depressing place. The museum was ok. I would have expected more modern interior design which reflects the clever architecture of cube houses."

Image - 16 May, 2017 -

Frédéric Paulussen

" A must visit in the modern and beautiful city of Rotterdam. Just walking underneath the houses is fun already. You can also visit one from the inside."

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Alex Wainwright

" A must see in Rotterdam. The museum house is worth a visit if only to understand how these houses work on the inside. I would recommend avoiding the house as a large group as it can feel very claustrophobic very quickly. Otherwise the history and design behind these buildings is fascinating, and the view from below is Dali-esque."

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