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More Sky: a window that’s a balcony and a skylight

For her thesis project at Pratt Institute in New York, architect Aldana Ferrer Garcia found a way to brighten up your dark, dank, cramped yet expensive apartment using a window that’s a cross between a balcony and a skylight.

Called ‘More Sky’, the window is able to expand beyond walls, creating a small nook for dwellers who want to experience more sun and sky. It comes in three forms: the first one being the ‘Hopper Niche’, an accordion-like design that lets you recline on the window like a beach chair to enjoy the views above.

The second design, the ‘Casement Niche’, allows you to sit down in a small space whenever you want to meditate or read a book by the window. And the final one, the ‘Awning Niche’, has a small base that you can lean on and take a peek to see stuff happening down on the street.

‘More Sky is a cozy corner for the home that provides visual relief, access to sunlight and fresh air for small apartments’, explained Garcia. ‘As an attempt to understand the threshold between ID and architecture, this project is conceived as an object and a space at the same time, responding to current needs in densely populated cities’.

Though only a concept for now, Garcia’s designs present a new and exciting way of living for modern urban dwellers. Would you get one of these installed in your home?

Via Design Boom

More Sky: a window that’s a balcony and a skylight
More Sky: a window that’s a balcony and a skylight
More Sky: a window that’s a balcony and a skylight
More Sky: a window that’s a balcony and a skylight
More Sky: a window that’s a balcony and a skylight

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