Helmond (The Netherlands) - Cube houses - part 1

by Björn Roose April. 13, 2019 440 views

I've shown you around Rotterdam (The Netherlands) in November last year. One of the most iconic buildings - or better: group of buildings - there is the cube houses by architect Piet Blom. Doesn't ring a bell ? Look here and it will.

But did you know that those cube houses are not the only ones in The Netherlands ? And did you know that they were not even the first ? Well, you know now. The cube houses in Helmond were the first. They are not yellow like the ones in Rotterdam, but there were more of them in Helmond: 3 were built in 1974; 18 were constructed in 1977, surrounding a theatre which consisted itself of 37 cubes.

Sadly enough the theatre was destroyed by a fire in 2011. In that same fire a number of the cube houses around it were hit too, but those were repaired. In this post and the next a few views of the Helmond cube houses.

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Lynn F Medley 6 months ago

Very strange!! But interesting too!!

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Björn Roose Replied to Lynn F Medley 6 months ago

Exactly smile

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Camellia Staab 6 months, 1 week ago

Really weird but intriguing.

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Björn Roose Replied to Camellia Staab 6 months, 1 week ago

That's a perfect definition, indeed smile

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Andi Saw 6 months, 1 week ago

I had no idea they existed. I saw (Personally) the yellow ones.

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Björn Roose Replied to Andi Saw 6 months, 1 week ago

Well, you know what they say: If you've seen one cube house, you've seen all smile

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Sherry Hill 6 months, 1 week ago

bizarre and cool.. 
and baffling..

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Björn Roose Replied to Sherry Hill 6 months, 1 week ago

And pretty complicated to live in, I think smile

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Lee Santiva Replied to Björn Roose 6 months, 1 week ago

It would be interesting to see one from  the inside, is there no historic musuem?

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Björn Roose Replied to Lee Santiva 6 months, 1 week ago

Well, I don't think you can visit one of the Helmond houses, but I'm sure at least one of the cubes in Rotterdam is open for visitors.

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Berckmans Peter 6 months, 1 week ago

Cool

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Björn Roose Replied to Berckmans Peter 6 months, 1 week ago

Yep smile

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