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The Curious Cubic Houses Of Rotterdam

By Gerard @presurfer
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The Cubic Houses are a curious and magnificent architectural wonder located in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. They were conceived and constructed by architect Piet Blom in the 1970s. Blom was asked by Rotterdam town planners to solve the dilemma of building houses on top of a pedestrian bridge, and, having built similar houses earlier in another town, Blom chose to repeat the design in Rotterdam.
He 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 Presurfer

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