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Cube Houses II



Designed by Dutch architect Piet Blom, these houses in Rotterdam (the Netherlands) are literally cube houses, tipped over 45 degrees. The design was based arou...
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Designed by Dutch architect Piet Blom, these houses in Rotterdam (the Netherlands) are literally cube houses, tipped over 45 degrees. The design was based around the notion of "living as an urban roof" - to make more space for the residents on the ground level under the houses, to maximise the living space inside the houses, and also minimise the impact of high density poplations on urban space and the environment. Blom stated that each house represents a tree, and all the houses together, a forest. They're certainly one of the most inspirational designs I've seen in many a travel.
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dareco
 
dareco September 30, 2019
I went past this on a bus, it was SO AWESOME! I wish we could have stopped and walked around it abit.
davidscottrobson PRO
davidscottrobson October 01, 2019
It's quite big inside as well and you can explore the inside of one of the houses. Pretty cool -
thekman1979
 
thekman1979 October 31, 2019
REALLY cool....
Pjerry PRO+
 
Pjerry March 17, 2020
Nice apture, but living there is a hard task to my opinion.
KonczTibor84 PRO
 
KonczTibor84 Apr 16
It took me quite some time to really understand what I\'m seeing. The concept of these houses is really interesting and the picture is just brilliant (again😉). Such a simple idea to walk under something and look up to it, yet so powerful when done properly. Congratulations again! 😊
UntetheredPhotos Ultimate
 
Nicely done, we have been to the cube houses. Like your prospective

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Location
The photo was taken at the Cube Houses in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Time
Midday/early afternoon.
Lighting
The lighting was natural with bright sun from the left.
Equipment
Handheld using a Sony A7R ii & Sony 16-35mm. No flash, natural light.
Inspiration
I loved the geometry of the cube houses which effortlessly framed the shot.
Editing
Not really. I dropped the highlights a little as the sun was very bright and cropped the image but that was pretty much it.
In my camera bag
Travel kit: Domke F2, Sony A7R ii, Sony 24 - 105mm G or Sony 16-35mm, Leica M Typ 240, 7Artisans 28mm, 5x Sony batteries, 2x leica batteries, a fistful of SD cards, occasionally a Velbon tripod.
Feedback
Don't overthink the shot but do try to get it right in-camera. Research the travel destination/places of interest before you go there. If you know what you are looking for before you get there, it makes it a lot easier to get the kind of shot you want. Sometimes what you think of as ordinary is extraordinary to someone who has never seen it before so don't waste time looking for that epic shot but do think about the composition and try to show the places you visit, and things you see there in a way that's interesting and enaging to others. Try to travel light (not always possible) and keep it simple - most of the time I just have one camera / one lens - usually in the 28 - 35mm range as it means I have to think about the composition more.

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