Niccolo Bertoldi

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The Impossible geometries of the Cube Houses in Rotterdam

The seemingly impossible geometries of the Cube houses in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The Cube houses (Dutch: Kubuswoningen) are a set of innovative houses built in Rotterdam and Helmond in the Netherlands, designed by architect Piet Blom and based on the concept of "living as an urban roof": high density housing with sufficient space on the ground level, since its main purpose is to optimise the space inside. Blom tilted the cube of a conventional house 45 degrees, and rested it upon a hexagon-shaped pylon. His design represents a village within a city, where each house represents a tree, and all the houses together, a forest. The central idea of the cube houses around the world is mainly optimizing the space, as a house, to a better distribution of the rooms inside.


12.0-24.0 mm f/4.5-5.6
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  • Created: 14th May 2016
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