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I have done a lot of things in my life and have also worked in many different jobs to make a living and to experience life. This blog is just some of my musings, sometimes funny, sometimes inspirational, sometimes sad, sometimes angry, sometimes simple but all the time, it's just me.

Monday, February 9, 2009


This is thinking outside the box by Piet Blom the architect who designed these apartments.

Thinking outside the box but literally living in a box.

Very unusual architecture and guess what? These apartments are built 25 years ago.

From Wikipedia:
Kubuswoningen, or cube houses, are a set of innovative houses built in Rotterdam and Helmond in The Netherlands, designed by architect Piet Blom in 1984. The houses in Rotterdam are located on Overblaak Street, and beside the Blaak Subway Station. Blom tilted the cube of a conventional house 45 degrees, and rested it upon a hexagon-shaped pylon. There are 38 small cubes and two so called 'super-cubes', all attached to each other.

As residents are disturbed so often by curious passers-by, one owner decided to open a "show cube", which is furnished as a normal house, and is making a living out of offering tours to visitors.

The houses contain three floors:
Ground floor entrance
First floor with living room and open kitchen
Second floor with two bedrooms and bathroom
Top floor which is sometimes used as a small garden

The walls and windows are angled at 54.7 degrees. The total area of the apartment is around 100 square meters, but around a quarter of the space is unusable because of the walls that are under the angled ceilings.

This were among the main highlights of my trip to Rotterdam on Sunday.

Take care and be well.


macK said...


Nil said...

It is really cool. Inside is nice and it is in a nice area as well.