African Design Magazine April 2016 - Page 82

In Closing THE WORLD’S BUILDINGS The Cube Houses (Kubuswoningen) are a set of innovative houses built in Rotterdam and Helmond 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. Read more about it HERE or watch a video on the building HERE 82 africandesignmagazine.com