2017 / Home Interior Products / Windows, Doors / Professional

More Sky

  • Prizes
    Platinum in Home Interior Products/Windows, Doors
  • Lead Designer
    Aldana Ferrer Garcia
  • Project Link

More Sky is a temporary niche in the home that provides
more access to light, nature and air in a dense urban
environment. It is a replacement window system with the
possibility to adapt globally to many cities in the world.

More Sky was born as an attempt to provide people a
healthier and more pleasant experience in their own homes
by reconnecting them with the natural elements. The window
system behaves as a parasitic module that replaces the
existing window. When in use, it creates a temporary
sunroom, a space to relax, read, meditate or simply receive
some of the much-needed vitamin D.

My research findings show that people are craving for some
special qualities and sensations that they feel they’re lacking
in their densely populated urban settings: quietness,
calmness, peacefulness, relaxation, comfort and security.
These feelings can be summarized into one of my favorite
quotes from my survey respondents: a safe heaven. A safe
haven is understood as a place of refuge or security, a space
where a person can feel containment. For this reason, More
Sky doesn’t intend to simply expose people to the elements,
but rather provide a safe and cozy space to enjoy and have
an experience from.

More Sky is about creating a transitional space between
indoors and out; it is about having a physical context for the
body, like a lounge chair or a chaise longue that is a part of
a room. It becomes a niche in the home that we decorate
with love and to our needs, where we have our favorite
books and keep our favorite throw. Within that context, of
the home and the familiar and cozy, More Sky provides us
with a temporary glimpse of nature and the sky from a
different point of view.

Photo Credit: Aldana Ferrer Garcia