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Address: Overblaak 70, 3011MH Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31104142285
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Kijk-Kubus is a museum-house, a fully decorated cube-house with custom...
Kijk-Kubus is a museum-house, a fully decorated cube-house with custom designed & built furniture, which gives you an impression how people can live in such a tilted cube. Models & info-screens give visual & auditive info on: architect Piet Blom / architecture /project-history /surroundings. Open 7 days a week. Admission 2,50 euro p.p. A must for open minded free spirits!
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Super cool

These apartments are super cool. It would be a blast to live here. At least we can view them. How do you hang pictures?

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Reno, Nevada
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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

These apartments are super cool. It would be a blast to live here. At least we can view them. How do you hang pictures?

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

Novelty housing complex by innovative architect that had to be refurbished at the turn of the millennium as many aspects hadn't lasted re them being water and weather tight. Worth a visit if you're in the area, only 3 euros. Steep steps to negotiate inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We stumbled on these unusual houses when visiting the Markethal. It is possible to view a sample flat, which was quite unusual. Innovative use of city property by an "outside the box" architect.

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Dingle, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Ok, agreed, the cubic standing on a tip - homes near the Blaak in Rotterdam are unusual and special, and worth looking at. We visited the Blaak market with some foreign friends, which was great by the way - a must visit, especially on a Saturday, and it made sense to stroll on for 5 mins and check out these... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The Cube houses look really nice and interesting from outside. They're in the city center very close to the old harbor. They were inspired by trees. All houses are residential (in one there's a youth hostel), except one converted to a museum (show house). The entrance is only 3 Euros. It is interesting to see it inside, but I found... More 

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Karlsruhe, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I was wondering, houses are quite normally cubic or cuboid- so what is "so special" about Cube Houses here? Well, I think it is a nice example of Imagination put to practice. Breaking the code, placing the cubes in an unusual pattern and exhibiting the beauty of 'abnormal' things. If you are not convinced about the innovation of these designs,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Curious to see ... 1980s a nadir for design. Interesting to visit to see a very different approach to living. Loving light, views and space ... I had fun imagining how difficult it would be to live in this space. A concept which challenges rather than enhances living. Go see the museum for the interior ... photos of other residents... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

we visited here as my partner is an architect so obviously it was less interest to me anyway. I'd seen photos online before hand, wish it had just ended there. It's good for the curiosity factor but the outside of the houses are no longer as bright and attractive as the photos seem, there a dingy yellow, the location of... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Apparently someone decided downtown Rotterdam was too boring and business orientated so the commissioned an architect to build these small yellow cube houses. One is open to the public for a small fee. Lots of stairs, cramped, weird angles, small windows with restricted view. Very Rotterdam: Interesting design, fun, but in this case not very practical. Worth a short visit... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

It was a bit extraordinary to see these houses fixed on one angle and look like hanging! nice to see

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