Impossible Houses

Wednesday, 8th November 2006 by

Despite looking like one of M.C. Escher's impossible creations, Kubuswoning is actually just a very unusual housing block in the Netherlands. Meaning "Cube houses" in English, this Rotterdam landmark was designed by Piet Blom in the early 80s, and is contructed around the tradional cube shape that usually forms a house, but titled through 45 degrees and rested upon a hexagon-shaped pylon.

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There's 32 cubes altogether, and the whole thing looks completely bizarre from above. If you're still confused, you get a much better idea of what you're looking at from ground and roof level photos.

For more info in your language, see the English or Dutch Wikipedia pages.

Thanks to Alexander Apostolovski and Niels M. Buiter.