07 May 2018

HitM | Cube Houses

Another original contribution to the Houses in the Mail project, sent by Marina (the Netherlands)! The houses make think of trees, and there is a special feeling if you look at them when standing in their inner yard, the sender says. I can't resist to add this picture, taken from the Wikipedia:

The Cube houses (Kubuswoningen, in Dutch) of Rotterdam were 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. 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. They are bigger that they seem: 100 square metres each (although not all of them usable, because of the walls that are under the angled ceilings).


  1. So nice! I've seen a cube house in an other city, and from a distance only, and it is an amazing construction! Still have to visit one from the inside, to learn the answer to the question I've been wondering about always: what do they do concerning the smallest edges?

    1. Weird cupboards and shelves?

      I thought you would like this one, because it's a bit like, well, a house on a tree :D


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