The Infinite Happiness
The 8 House, from famed architect Bjarke Ingels, is a bold, social experiment that mixes urban planning, sustainability, and high-density living with a sprinkle of whimsy. Five hundred residents nestle alongside each other in apartments that cascade down slanted, twisting pathways – all floors are accessible by bicycle. Sheep graze nearby, a green roof lifts the ground towards the sky, and the central courtyard contains hills that children at a birthday party scamper over in their quest for a ghost. The residents speak of the master planner in reverent tones, while the postman gets lost as he navigates the tangle of access hallways. The filmmakers spent 21 days in the building, exploring its heart. Join them to uncover a possible recipe for a harmonious existence.