Inspiring Design

Inspiring Design: The Cube Birmingham

The Cube Birmingham is an eccentric building designed by architect Ken Shuttleworth. The Cube was inspired by a jewellery box, stemming from the Jewellery Quarter of the city and its many jewellery shops. I thought this building was worth a post as it is one of the most exclusive places to live in the city. The Cube is designed with an amazing attention to detail, from the intricate exterior to the pristinely decorated interiors. Flats in The Cube are pricy and hard to come by, but I found a few photos online to share.


The exterior of The Cube is covered in gold, which looks magical when it’s all lit up at night. The interior is panelled with glass giving this building a high tech, futuristic look. This building kind of reminds me of a crazy puzzle but in a good way!


One of my favourite high tech features of The Cube is the parking. Your drive your car into a container which whisks it away to be stored in a kind of car vending machine. That’s an awful explanation, but it’s space saving and secure. This idea was pioneered in Tokyo and although it’s a pricy option at £120 a month, I think it’s amazing.

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The interior of the apartments in The Cube carries the same attention to detail as the exterior. The decor is modern and clean cut, which is an appealing option to high flying city workers with little time to decorate. I love the sophisticated look of this bathroom. The combination between the dark tiles and pristine white bathroom set is beautiful.


The apartments inside The Cube vary in size but they all have the same glamorous decor. I love the huge windows letting in lots of natural light. The living areas of The Cube are neutrally decorated, but this allows owners the choice to move straight in or add their own stamp.

The Cube may be totally out of my reach, (and to be honest I would much prefer a project that needed a bit more TLC!) but that doesn’t stop it being a pretty spectacular building!


(all images property of The Cube)

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