More Sky would let you catch some rays indoors
Gardens and balconies can be hard to come by in many apartment blocks, but Aldana Ferrer Garcia has designed an extending window frame that would offer users a way to catch some rays while remaining inside.
Though only a concept, More Sky is envisioned as being built from wood and comprises a frame, several sections of glass, and a padded seat. Garcia also says it could be retrofitted to several window frame types.
The most interesting of the three styles of frame conceived by the Brooklyn-based designer and architect would allow the user to recline and hang out over the side of the building. Not an idea best-suited to people afraid of heights, then, but potentially appealing for those looking to naturally increase their Vitamin D intake.
"More Sky is a cozy corner for the home that provides visual relief, access to sunlight and fresh air for small apartments," says 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."
Garcia created More Sky as part of a thesis. Though we've had no direct confirmation from the designer herself, we'd hazard a guess that it will remain on the drawing board for the immediate future. That said, one could certainly imagine it being used in a high-end apartment, and the idea also has just the right mix of quirkiness and utility to appeal to the small living movement.