Designed by Piet Blom in 1984, the cubic houses are one of the most famous buildings in the world. The 32 houses are tilted 45 degrees, contain 3 floors and have a total area of 100 square metres. The concept behind these cubes is that Piet Blom tries to create a forest with each cube representing a tree, therefore the whole village becomes a forest.
Holland America Line founded as the Nederlandsch-Amerikaansche Stoomvaart Maatschappij & offered its first trans-Atlantic crossing from New York to Rotterdam in 1872. Thousands of Dutch immigrants arrived in the U.S. with ships like these in the 19th & early 20th century. Poster, ca. 1880