Kijk-Kubus (Show-Cube), Rotterdam

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Designed to resemble an "urban forest" in which the top of each house represents a tree, Kijk-Kubus (Show-Cube) serves today as the display piece for one of Holland's most unorthodox buildings. The brainchild of architect Piet Blom, the housing unit was constructed in 1977 and has since become a recognizable landmark of modern Rotterdam. Visit the museum house and wander through the living quarters, spread out across three stories and complete with angled windows and oddly-shaped floor plans. Despite the unusual visual appearance within, the cube has many ordinary furnishings intended to demonstrate that life within could still be perfectly normal. You can easily access the houses by subway, as they sit above the Blaak station. To visit Kijk-Kubus (Show-Cube) and get the most from your holiday in Rotterdam, create itinerary details personal to you using our Rotterdam itinerary builder.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Absolutely designed with inspiration. Very unusual setting and layout. Ultra modern and informal. Suitable for two people. This is a demo, but the others are inhabited. Two steps away from the train station and metro to Blaak. €3 coast to visit them. Living area up stairs, then other steps up to the bedroom, bathroom and study. Then stay in the pyramid above it.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Really an experience. I mean not the case "liveable cities" within small with spiral staircases that would make you never want to respond to the postman. But the spaces are fully exploited and definitely worth seeing!
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  • August 15, 2017
    These houses that resemble a honeycomb architectural attraction in Rotterdam. Internally are difficult to live, give a sense of oppression; stairs are dangerous for those with children or elderly people. Essential furniture to a minimum: there I would live.
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