If you live in a small apartment without balcony like I did, it is quite challenge to get touch with sun and see sky on top of my head. To help people like me, architect and designer Aldana Ferrer Garcia has created three different window concepts called “More Sky” which might be able to improve this situation. By simply twisting and expanding, this innovative window system will transform from conventional-looking windows into unique spaces, allowing people to enjoy the surrounding outdoor scenery better. According to the designer, the “More Sky” system will work with existing types of windows for easy installation while being specifically adapted to the human body. Not sure how much it will cost if the design comes into production. It does sound like a doable way to have more outdoor experience from the limited square footage.
The interior of your home is a chance for you to express interests, style and life experiences throughout, but only people you know well enough to invite into your house know what that looks like. There are others in your neighbourhood that aren’t lucky enough to know you that well, so they can’t see how you live at home, but that doesn’t mean they can’t make assumptions based on what’s outside.
Everything they see on face value gives them an impression of what you’re like, and there may be things you’re giving away that you didn’t expect. Everything from your car to how clean your bricks are can give the neighbours a clue of whether they’re keeping up with you or not.
If you ever live in an attic room, you would understand how useful this window system is. It is easy to get some skylight in these type of room, but you can’t really get out. A window design company called Fakro, has developed an innovative skylight that can transform a window into a balcony! When open the window, the upper top hung sash (of the window) opens upwards, whereas the lower sash can be tilted forwards, allowing easy access to the balcony recess. Met with a slide rail inside, Fakro’s design can transform a room’s architecture without expensive renovations. Really creative and it will definitely help to open up the space for attic room. What do you think about this window design? [source]