About Rotterdam's Cube HousesImagine a problem - in the city of Rotterdam they wanted to build apartments where a road was about to pass. It was quite clear to the planners that they would have to build the apartments on a bridge, over the road. How? - The solution lies in the hands of a creative and visionary architect. The solution is called "Cake Box" in Holland, the cube structure or Kubus Woningen.
The "Cube Houses" or "Dice Houses" in Rotterdam's Old Port are considered to be interesting projects of modern architecture and characterize the creativity of Dutch architecture. However, they are fully integrated into the city and are not a closed neighborhood or far from the city center.
The cube houses look like cubes that have been pulled out of a kindergarten class of a gigantic giant race and have grown to huge proportions. They were designed by the Dutch architect Piet Blom and were built in 1984.
Imagine a house with diagonal walls, although the floor and ceiling are straight. The windows are diagonal and face up. This fact makes the stay inside the house interesting, thanks to the light entering the unusual angle.
It is important to know - the cube houses are intended for real residence and not just be beautiful or interesting for tourists to see them. Each apartment in the geometric structure where 40 cubes of different sizes is built at an angle of 45 degrees. Each cube has 3 floors, with a living room and kitchen, working and sleeping rooms, toilet, shower, laundry room and a small room or garden on the roof.
This is not an architectural pose. People live in the dice homes and enjoy their lives. The demand for living here is proof of that. Those interested can visit the museum, which is actually one of the cube apartments. You can visit it and see what life is like in a box. Hint -it's fascinating!