In a group-based design charette the aims were to explore the design process and fabrication methods necessary to design and build a ‘bespoke window’.
This collaborative project, the brief required an imagining of a domestic-scaled living room, with its own set of unique conditions ranging from a particular climate to spatial situations.
The conditions set:
- A tropical climate (hot and humid)
- A distant horizon from the 2nd floor.
Choosing Nairobi, Kenya as the climatic location, the interests for the design stemmed from the want of an inhabitable opening; a window that would frame a view but activate the space through engagement.
Concerning both the window itself and the room, the aim was to generate a sense of clarity (‘The Cave’ idea began as an example of this intent). The goal was to create an open-able system of visual simplicity and enjoyable mechanics from a detail any metal worker would understand.