Unusual Projects: Cubic Houses in Rotterdam, Netherlands
One of the really exciting places for tourists in Rotterdam is the street of Cubic houses. 40 conventional houses were tilted 45 degrees to become the first cube-shaped houses of Holland. Piet Blom, the designer thought of creating of a kind of village within a main city. When you look at them from outside, these houses appear disorienting, and it's quite difficult to imagine how one can stay upright inside them. But perhaps the most amazing thing is that they are inhabited. One of the Cubes is opened for the visitors to show them how it is to live in such a weird house. It looks tight and cramp outside, but inside the space is just right. Every little space here is utilized for something, so it is efficient. The living space is split into three levels: lower for the living area, middle for the sleeping one and the bathroom and the upper one for the extra bedroom. Take a look.