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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlandsen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1984 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorBlom, Pieten_US
dc.date1984en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-16T17:53:05Z
dc.date.available2014-12-16T17:53:05Z
dc.date.issued1984en_US
dc.identifier250660en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 3094en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/166293
dc.descriptionApproach on Overblaak Street, which runs under the complex; Blom's ideas are related to those of Aldo van Eyck, a prominent member of Team Ten and a representative of Dutch structuralism. Like van Eyck, Blom wanted to give form to the interplay between private and public life, between a single room and the building as a whole. In the Rotterdam project he designed houses, shops and an academy building as one unit (which he named "an urban roof") over an important trunk road, like a 20th-century Rialto Bridge. The houses comprise large cubic blocks that surmount the walkway on hexagon-shaped pylons which contain stairways; the structures recall trees. Blom’s design is very craftsmanlike in its use of wood, concrete and brick, but he expanded the playfulness of his architecture by the bold use of color. There are 38 small cubes and two so called 'super-cubes', all attached to each other. Each cube house contains three floors. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.oxfordartonline.com/ (accessed 8/2/2014)en_US
dc.format.mediumwood; reinforced concrete; bricken_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectureen_US
dc.subjectcontemporary (1960 to present)en_US
dc.subjectCity planningen_US
dc.subjectHousingen_US
dc.subjecthigh density housingen_US
dc.subjectTwentieth centuryen_US
dc.titleKubuswoningen (Cube Houses)en_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-BLOM-CH-A02en_US
vra.culturalContextDutchen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktyperow houseen_US
vra.worktypehousing projecten_US
dc.contributor.displayPiet Blom (Dutch architect, 1934-1999)en_US


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