Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
Dates: 1982 – 1984
Architect: Piet Blom
Purpose: housing complex
More info: Designed by Piet Blom in 1984 these well known Rotterdam houses are a popular must see for visitors to the city.The original idea of these cubic houses came about in the 1970s. The concept behind these houses is that Piet Blom tries to create a forest by each cube representing an abstract tree; therefore the whole village becomes a forest. The cubes contain the living areas, which are split into three levels.