The 8House was designed by Bjarke Ingels Groups as a community-building apartment complex with businesses on the lower floors. There are generous spaces for gardens, a daycare center, community spaces, and a restaurant within the parameters of the building. The building’s shape encourages residents to interact and create connections by for example, access to the units being through a long walkway around the complex. Although this is an upscale community with market-rate housing, it is situated adjacent to an affordable housing complex. This closeness of the residents from different areas of financial background allows the residents to break down stereotypes and learn from each others’ differences.