Feb 26, 2010

Tumbling block houses in Rotterdam

The Kubuswoning Cubic Houses in Rotterdam were completed in 1984 and designed by the Dutch architect Piet Blom.

They are considered one of the top examples of abstract architecture in the world.

Each of these tilted appearing dwellings is intended by the architect to represent a single tree in a larger forest.

Each dwelling unit is laid-out identically with a living space on the bottom, a bedroom and bathroom in the middle and an extra space on top that lets in stunning light through a pyramid shaped skylight.

The interior of every unit is the same as all the others and is a reminder of Levittown, Long Island, New York. It obviously has a lot more class than Levittown. Maybe the ‘tumbling block’ community could be called Levittown on steroids.