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Cube houses (Dutch: Kubuswoningen) are a set of innovative houses built in Rotterdam 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. 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 project consists of 51 cubes, of which 38 are houses, the other 13 houses commercial space, a school and shops.
Cubes: 34 Homes
Address: Rotterdam - Netherlands
Architects: Architectenbureau Blom
Built: 1984
Renovations: 2001
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