As the world population continues to grow, cities are more densely populated and we’re on the constant lookout for new ways to optimize the small spaces many of us occupy. In response to this growing need, Argentinean architect Aldana Ferrer Garcia created “More Sky,” an extending window unit that provides apartment-dwellers with immediate access to the sky from their often cramped and sometimes dreary living space.
The unit is available in three different styles, each functioning similarly swinging outward from the room’s interior to create mini alcoves surrounded by glass and sky.
With additional access to sunlight and fresh air, More Sky provides pockets of visual relief inside the home. This project is Garcia’s attempt to understand the threshold between industrial design and architecture. Her exploration of the two disciplines resulted in one product that is both an object and spatial concept.
The system was designed to adapt to industry standards and existing window types, as well as provide flexibility and adaptability to both the window cavity and the human body.
Design hacks that create more space and efficiency for smaller homes have become a necessary part of living in New York City, and thus far have seen products that address almost all of our needs. More Sky, however, is a refreshing addition to our roster of favorites, as it seems to resolve one of the less accessible challenges of limited access to outdoor space. Not only is this great for apartment-dwellers with no chance of having a backyard, it also provides a means to enjoy more sunlight during the cold winter months!
See more work from this young designer on her website.
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