Kubuswoningen are a set of innovative houses built in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. They were designed by architect Piet Blom in the late 1970's and finished building in 1984.
Living as an Urban Roof
The houses were based on the concept of "Living as an Urban Roof". The high density housing creates sufficient space on the ground level.
A Village within a City
The design represents a village within a city, where each house represents a tree, and all the houses together can be seen as a forest.
The Iconic Tilted Cubes
The cubes are based on conventional houses that are tilted 45 degrees and rested upon a hexagon-shaped pylon.
Inside the Kubuswoning
The central idea of these Cube Houses is mainly optimizing the space, as a house, to a better distribution of the rooms inside.
The first Kubuswoning in Helmond
Before the Cube Houses in Rotterdam were built, Blom already designed Kubuswoningen that were built in Helmond in 1977. These Cube Houses are less known by the general public.