Saturday, September 13, 2008

Totally cubular

Piet Blom (February 8, 1934 - June 8, 1999) was a Dutch architect best known for his "Kubuswonigen" (Cubehouses) built in Helmond in the seventies and in Rotterdam in the early eighties.

The cubes are tilted on a 45-degree angle and sit on hexagon-shaped pole structures. Each cube is divided into three levels. The triangle shaped lower level contains the living area. Due to the tilt of the cube the windows open facing the ground. The middle area contains the sleeping area and bathroom. The top is also triangular in shape, and can be used as an extra bedroom. The view from this level is spectacular since the apex of the room is a three-sided pyramid with windows all around.

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