Thursday, February 15, 2007

Cubic houses in Rotterdam

A set of innovating houses was built in 1984 on Overblaak Street in Rotterdam in The Netherlands. These houses have shape of cube which were tilted to 45 degrees. The composition consists of 32 cubes, all attached to each other. The houses contain three floors.

This set of buildings was designed by architect Piet Blom. He is best known for his 'Kubuswonigen' buildings built in Helmond and Rotterdam.

Cube houses have interecting feature. They looks like impossible figure from bird's-eye view as it seen in Google Maps. Special covered roofs of cubes looks like snow-covered mountain peaks.

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