This path didn’t have a piece of fence thrown up last time I photographed here… All the little patios are supposed to have open access but the facts of life are different. There may be children or pets to keep in – or tourists to keep out. People eager to see the awarded architecture arrive by the bus loads every weekend and many do not feel shy about stepping onto people’s private patios to peak through the windows or shoots pictures. Because of this lack of privacy the pathway appears to have become a nuisance rather than a part of the community.
Depending on the context, splashes of colour can be almost liberating in this very ‘clean’ environment.
Having followed the building since before it was even finished, it is of great interest to me to see how it matures. People are creating their own individual spaces from what was identical. As I live ten minutes from there I intend to continue to follow the area.
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.
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.
One last detail from the mall this time around. There are two malls close to where I live. I guess I’m lucky there are two. I wouldn’t get this kind of image at the other one.