45 Degrees of living

Rotterdam Daily Photo: 45 Degrees of living
Rotterdam Daily Photo: 45 Degrees of living

And finally a touristy picture, maybe you already recognized them, the Cube houses (in Dutch; Kubus woningen). Designed by architect Piet Blom and based on the concept of “living as an urban roof”. Build between 1982 – 1984. Blom tilted the cube of a conventional house 45 degrees, and rested it upon a hexagon-shaped pylon. Located on Overblaak Street, right above the Blaak metro station. There are 38 small cubes and two so called ‘super-cubes’, all attached to each other. There is a “show cube” open for visitors so you can experience the feel of living in a cube. Worth a visit! Its friday and a have a few days off ahead, I wish you a great weekend too!

Author: Richard

Born in Rotterdam, Kralingen. Living there now for more then 55 years. Working in public transport so I enjoy the city everyday...

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