Cube houses Rotterdam

Overblaak 70, 3011 MH Rotterdam


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 

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Konstantin Pollanz

" Fun apartment complex, where houses jave the shapes of cubes and are tilted.. can even enter a museum cube for a fee (3 euros pp) .. some pics of the outside and inside are below .. must see them atleast from the outside when you are in rotterdam!"

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KC Travels

" Rotterdam is indeed a wonderful city and us filled with many mordern and historical spots. I love the geometrical designs of there buildings as well"

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Debbie De'Ath

" Definitely worth a trip as no other homes are like these! It was busy and the number of visitors make the stairs difficult to negotiate, but the entrance charge is reasonable and the dramatic rethinking of living space is interesting to see."

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John Richard Williams

" Wow is all I can say I loved them if you are in Rotterdam be sure to pop along and have a look I alternated from omg how odd to wow I want to live in one of these. Truly amazing to see and right by the market hall :D) easy to find from the station on foot."

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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."

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