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Cube Houses Rotterdam

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Kubuswoningen, or cube houses, are a set of innovative houses built in Rotterdam and Helmond in The Netherlands, designed by architect Piet Blom

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A: Paalwoningen

by Marcel wagenaar, 30 meters away

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B: Cube Houses

by Gary Quigg, 40 meters away

A series of 32 cube-shaped houses designed by Piet Blom and built in 1984. The tilted-cube-on-a-pole ...

Cube Houses

C: Flying above the Binnenrotte, Rotterdam

by Littleplanet.nl - Roelof de Vries, 120 meters away

Flying at an altitude of 180ft above the Binnenrotte, Rotterdam

Flying above the Binnenrotte, Rotterdam

D: archeology in Rotterdam

by Littleplanet.nl - Roelof de Vries, 190 meters away

This scene is all about archeology. Right before the start of the construction of the Rotterdam Marke...

archeology in Rotterdam

E: Markthal Sphere

by Marcel Wagenaar, 210 meters away

Markthal Sphere

F: Remembering the bombing of Rotterdam

by Littleplanet.nl - Roelof de Vries, 230 meters away

The Rotterdam Blitz refers to the aerial bombardment of Rotterdam by the German Air Force on 14 May 1...

Remembering the bombing of Rotterdam

G: Laurenskerk Rotterdam

by Marcel wagenaar, 340 meters away

Laurenskerk, Rotterdam

Laurenskerk Rotterdam

H: Rotterdam - Laurenskerk

by Marco den Herder, 340 meters away

Rotterdam - Laurenskerk

I: Rotterdam City Racing

by C360.NL - Henri Smeets, 380 meters away

Formula one cars and other fast cars racing through the city of Rotterdam during the Bavaria City Rac...

Rotterdam City Racing

J: Arial View on the Grote Kerkplein, Rotterdam

by Littleplanet.nl - Roelof de Vries, 390 meters away

Flying at an altitude of 90ft above the Grote Kerkplein, Rotterdam

Arial View on the Grote Kerkplein, Rotterdam

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