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8 Tallet’s got your number

2 November 2011 No Comment

The number 8 is thought to bring good fortune in many cultures across the world, and if you lived in this stylish development in Ørestad, Copenhagen, it’s likely to be your lucky number too. Because Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), the architects behind ‘8 Tallet’ or ‘8 House’, has satisfied your every need.

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Carefully ensuring through clever design that you have the right amount of sunlight filtering through your window; that you have amazing views of the surrounding countryside no matter where you live in the development, and that you can even take a leisurely stroll or even a bike ride with a difference along a roof-top walkway which stretches around the entire complex.

Stepped layers design

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This infinite symbol of 21st century living is a small neighbourhood in itself. Each of its stepped layers meets the needs of the different residents, which range from retailers to businesses, families to single professionals, through very well thought out planning.

Building whose very design is drawn from those who use it

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It even takes into account the pattern of the sun as it moves during the day. For example, on the ground floor, so they can engage with customers at street level, are retail shops. Office workers don’t want direct sunlight bouncing off computer screens, so they’re positioned at a level which gets just the right amount of daylight without being dazzled.

Families want spaces with views and sunlight without being overlooked, so they’re higher up, and where necessary the corners of the complex either rise or fall to make sure this happens.

Contemporary apartments

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The entire complex is carefully inter-connected with lush greenery, walkways and paths – including what is undoubtedly one of the coolest bike tracks in the world – so people have the necessary sense of community befitting a healthy and active lifestyle.

And the good news is that you don’t need plenty of zeroes on your bank statement to live in this number. It’s designed to be affordable for everyone no matter what stage of life you may be at, with properties ranging from family-sized two-storey townhouses to contemporary apartments.

Clever, forward-thinking architecture

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There’s so much more to the design of this building than just its numerical exterior. BIG has managed to satisfy practically everyone who chooses to live or work within 8 Tallet. It’s a building whose very design is drawn from those who use it. So is it truly an example of clever, forward-thinking architecture? You can count on it.

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