The lines of the building itself, The 8 House, are clean. All patios are designed the same and the same trees and green are planted. But they can’t keep people living here from displaying colourful plastic furniture.
In the past I have posted images from The 8 House showing the clean lines of the architecture. Now people are settling in for real and I find it interesting to see what happens to the architecture when subjected to real life.
The idea behind the 8 House is for it to function like a mountain village with houses perched on the hill sides and paths for people to walk through the village. I’ve been following the project from before they finished building it and have posted quite a few images by now of the clean and, to me, beautiful lines of the building. From tomorrow I’ll be sharing some images of what real life looks like at the 8 House.
The lone wanderer hikes in the wilderness…
This is the view from The 8 House when you get to the end – unrestricted view of the nature reserve Vestamager. Nothing will ever be built here. I think it’s great. But seeing this you may better understand why we build houses like mountains. It’s pretty flat around here.
From the top of the 8 House…
The original idea was to copy a mountain village with a walk way running for about 1 km. winding up and down and in and out. Reality is tourists arriving by the bus loads and walk even in on people’s front patio to peak and take pictures. More on what happens to the clean lines when subjected to reality later.
That’s Denmark for you – bicycles parked in neat rows 🙂 Notice too the tricycles for transporting your children.
The 8 House? Really? Well yes, the pavement is part of the overall architecture. We just don’t look down very often. Tomorrow I’ll raise my gaze.
The 8 House in Ørestad, Copenhagen, is a complex I have visited before and I’m about to present another series of shots from that location. Let me clear up any confusion and say the image above is from a building right next to The 8 House. Consider this an anti-pasta 🙂
Kystens Perle has tiny olive plants in the windows. The building in the background is part of the airport. We are that close, sitting in a 300 year old building.