The cube houses in Rotterdam have become over the last 40 years as much a tourist attraction as living spaces. Located in the eastern part of the city centre, with Blaak Station, Market Hall and weekly market, Library and the Old Harbour in the vicinity, the cube houses were designed by Piet Blom.

Blom (born 1934) grew up in the Jordaan area of Amsterdam where his parents ran a vegetables-potatoes store. He started as carpenter before the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam where Aldo van Eyck was his teacher. Infused with the spirit of the 1960s & 70s, Blom was a member of the PROVO-movement. Like Van Eyck, Herman Herzberger, Joop van Stigt & Leo Heijdenrijk, Blom is considered to be a Structuralist.
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