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Kijk-Kubus (Show-Cube)

Address: Overblaak 70, 3011MH Rotterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdriehoek)
Phone Number: +31104142285
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Type: Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Kijk-Kubus is a museum-house, a fully decorated cube-house with...
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Type: Architectural buildings, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Karlsruhe, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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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Tehran, Iran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Funny architecture and beautifully painted. It is near the market so you can visit them easily if you're in the Blaak street.

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Toronto, Canada
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Bilbao, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This little village of cubed houses was beautiful, like you´ve stepped into a storybook. The location was randomly over a big traffic junction, next to the huge market, but to be able to go into one and have a poke around was quite cool. With our discount book from the Central Station (definitely get yourself one of those) we paid... More 

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NI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I wasn't really interested in going to or seeing the houses..... but when I got to Rotterdam and saw them I was fascinated by them! They are stunning pieces or architecture. Yes, as some people have said, they are a few years old and maybe look a little tired, but that doesn't take away from the architecture. You can go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

One of the most famous milestones of Rotterdam.designed by Dutch architect Piet Blom and defined as "living as an urban roof"!! One can visit one of the houses, fully furnished for just 3€! And have an idea of how to live in a cube!!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It is a very cool design for a building. The visit of this house is very quick (10-20min) and the price is ok (3€). There are few floors with kitchen, living room, bedroom etc. It is nice to see this building from inside but, overall, it is nothing special and the spaces are very small. I recommend it for 2-3... More 

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