The in-Between
BALCONY Vs GARDEN = ? Nowadays, we are surrounded by the high density living style, which leaves the balcony as the only outdoor space we have in the flat/unit of apartment. So, it is something common for us to have a feeling of 'miss being grounded' a

Solution

GREEN SURFACES WITH FLEXIBLE FLOOR STEPS

Floor of the balcony is a surface that have more sun exposure compare to the other three surfaces. In the other words, if there�s any idea of green up the balcony, floor would be the most potential one, because it could grows naturally with the sunlight and also easier from the maintainance point of view.

Besides, in order to keep the floor useable, I proposed a flexible floor steps system above the green, which can be slide in when we needs it or slide aside when it is un-occupied.


A SEAT AS AN EXTENTION OF LIVING ROOM

The basic idea here is to have another seat on the balcony, which can be used individually as a me-time seat, or combined with the other seats at living room and become a bigger living room.

MULTI-FUNCTION HANGING ELEMENT

The fact that people would feel more relax and comfortable in an intimate space, encourages me to think about a hanging element on the balcony. Besides reduced the scale of balcony, it also would breaks the clear ceiling spaces and become a transition between indoor ceiling with outdoor sky.

Futhermore, some function, such as lighting, shading, and transformed seat, would be implies on these hanging element to enrich the balcony spaces.

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