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Form Follows Creative Thinking
The repetition of a monotonous form of the Cube Houses helps creating various pause points,arched pathways, courtyards in the structure which helps connect people also repetition of a single unit which is fully elevated challenges traditional way of massing. Due to 45 degrees orientation variable volumes, and spaces are created in the house giving vivid experiences each such as cozy and open.
So presenting Ar. Piet Blom’s Cube Houses as a creative structure.
In the structure, monotony gives rise to the idea of linearity, complexity, cluster formation,and repetition which is a challenging part for the architect to gain creative approach using an usual form to make it unusual.
Every corner, space arises and is designed as per human scale. So every tapering corner can accommodate human activity easily.
As the structure is fully elevated and ends with the creation of a pedestrian pathway underneath like a tree which provides shade and a pause point. Also, the roof is treated in such a way that it provides a visual connection between people inside the structure and the waterbody.
While The orientation depends upon the previously built structure i.e. the bridge, the structure follows the same flow without disrupting the surroundings. The builtform was also creative in a way that it did not disrupt the surroundings and other things present on the site, ie
The form rests on the bridge which aids in social connectivity.
The repetition follows a certain grid and the rotation of a single unit helps to overlook the central courtyards and the water body for the units in the east based on the concept of "living as an urban roof". The high-density housing with sufficient space on the ground level. There also happens visual connectivity between private spaces on the above and common gathering spaces below.
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