Interesting places – Netherlands
Cube houses in Rotterdam
Designed by architect Piet Blom and constructed in the 1980s, the cube houses are tilted 45 degrees and rested upon a hexagon-shaped pillar. The walls and windows are angled at 54.7 degree and the total area of the apartment is around 100 square metre with one quarter of the space unusable.
Seeing that many people are curious about the houses, one resident capitalize on it and decide to open a show cube.
The Show-Cube is a fully furbished museumhouse, with the interior specially designed and custom made to give visitors an impression of how one can live in a cubehouse.
Address : Overblaak 70 3011 MH Rotterdam
Operating hours : Daily from 11.00 to 17.00
Adults : €2.50 Child €1.50
in 2009, the larger cubes were converted into a hostel run by Dutch hostel chain Stayokay