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Rotterdam Cube Houses become new Stayokay hostel

Rotterdam Cube Houses become new Stayokay hostel

Rotterdam’s Cube Houses, an iconic building designed in 1984 by Dutch architect Piet Blom, has been renewed and transformed into a new Stayokay hostel. The building consists in 38 small cubes and two bigger ones all attached to each other.

The expressive and colorful cube-shaped houses on concrete pillars are located right in the heart of the city, near the ‘Old Harbour’. Spending the night in a tilted cube is quite a unique experience. In addition to the 49 spacious rooms, Stayokay Rotterdam also has a restaurant, bar and two rooms for meetings and workshops. The interior concept of Dutch designer Edward van Vliet (SEVV) was used as a starting point. Kees van Lamoen and Personal Architecture were the rebuilding architects. More images, after the break.

PS: In the last Mark Magazine there’s an article with interviews to people who have lived in remarkable buildings, and the cube house was included.

Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "Rotterdam Cube Houses become new Stayokay hostel" 16 Aug 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/32157/rotterdam-cube-houses-become-new-stayokay-hostel/>