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See “More Sky” with These Collapsible Window Seats

See “More Sky” with These Collapsible Window Seats
See “More Sky” with These Collapsible Window Seats, © Aldana Ferrer Garcia
© Aldana Ferrer Garcia

“Imagine feeling relaxed in your own private space but getting all the natural light from above your head. Imagine being warm and dry while looking at the raindrops falling on your head. Imagine resting on the windowsill, having a cup of tea while looking at people walk by on the street. Imagine having a small place to meditate, where the view is unique and temporary, and it is only used for that purpose, and then you can put it away. That is what More Sky is about.”

With the parameters of Brooklyn’s construction and regulations in mind, architect Aldana Ferrer Garcia has created a series of windows called "More Sky" for her Masters of Industrial Design thesis project at Pratt Institute. Using existing window mechanisms, More Sky seeks to promote a healthier and happier home life by connecting users with the outdoors and offering a glimpse of the sky from a different viewpoint.

© Aldana Ferrer Garcia © Aldana Ferrer Garcia Hopper Outside. Image © Aldana Ferrer Garcia Awning Outside. Image © Aldana Ferrer Garcia + 19

Building Adaptation. Image © Aldana Ferrer Garcia
Building Adaptation. Image © Aldana Ferrer Garcia

The windows provide a temporary sunroom when open, containing a seating area that can be folded away when not in use. There are three types of windows in the collection: the Hopper Window, the Casement Window, and the Awning Window.

© Aldana Ferrer Garcia
© Aldana Ferrer Garcia
© Aldana Ferrer Garcia
© Aldana Ferrer Garcia
Awning Outside. Image © Aldana Ferrer Garcia
Awning Outside. Image © Aldana Ferrer Garcia
Casement Outside. Image © Aldana Ferrer Garcia
Casement Outside. Image © Aldana Ferrer Garcia
Hopper Sequence. Image © Aldana Ferrer Garcia
Hopper Sequence. Image © Aldana Ferrer Garcia

“There is this fine line, where a project can become conceptual and real at the same time, where it turns into an experience and a product, and where it applies to several scales and fields of expertise. Aldana is well equipped to do just that," said Ferrer Garcia's Thesis advisor, Katrin Mueller-Russo, about the project. "With her background in architecture and now ID, Aldana enjoys working in that ‘in between’ space. And her project clearly reflects that desire to create a spatial niche for people.”

Casement Outside and Open. Image © Aldana Ferrer Garcia
Casement Outside and Open. Image © Aldana Ferrer Garcia
Hopper Outside. Image © Aldana Ferrer Garcia
Hopper Outside. Image © Aldana Ferrer Garcia

Ferrer Garcia is currently in the process of bringing More Sky to the market, looking for investors and partners in engineering, manufacturing, and distribution. Learn more about the project here.

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Cite: Sabrina Santos. "See “More Sky” with These Collapsible Window Seats" 18 Nov 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/777309/see-more-sky-with-these-collapsible-window-seats/> ISSN 0719-8884
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© Aldana Ferrer Garcia

立体折叠窗户“More Sky”带你领略不一样的天空之景!