The 8-House – a masterpiece by Bjarke Ingels


8-House is located in Ørestad on the edge of Copenhagen.

8-House offers homes for people in all of life’s stages: the young and the old, singles, families that grow and families that become smaller.

Instead of dividing the different functions of the building – for both habitation and retail – into separate blocks, the various functions have been spread out horizontally.

The apartments are placed at the top while the commercial program unfolds at the base of the building.

As a result, the different horizontal layers have achieved a quality of their own: the apartments benefit from the view, sunlight and fresh air, while the commercial merges with life on the street.