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Balkon walk-on

by Zalewski Architecture Group

Balkon walk-on

31

Dec

2015

Warsaw

Balkon walk-on
by Zalewski Architecture Group
 
There are some ideas that arise from the need of the moment.
 
That is the balcony walk-on. Another hot summer day spent in the office and dream, “if only you could go for a walk” has become an inspiration to create a project suspended in the air path. It is also one of ideas to change the sad yard – well, for which every look of the windows on the 3rd floor, to give him a bit of magic.
 
 

©Zalewski Architecture Group

©Zalewski Architecture Group


Inspiration for the suspended walkway struck the designer on a hot summer’s day while sitting in his third-story office, when the outdoors was calling, but just seemed too far away.
 
The idea helps to reinvigorate a sad, existing courtyard, giving it a fantastical edge while provides access to green space without having to go downstairs.
 
The path flows freely in space offering a moment of relaxation and rest, and a chance to change your perspective. You leave one office, walk freely on a grassy path in the air until you naturally reach the door of the neighboring office, feeling quite different. Instead of form following function, the shape of the structure is designed to encourage fun and exploration.
 
 
©Zalewski Architecture Group

©Zalewski Architecture Group


 
Mounting and support is achieved using thin wires from the four house walls and the path is just 80cm (less than 32 inches) wide, which helps reduce the shadows thrown by the path onto the neighbors below.
 
From the bottom it seems even narrower thanks to the curved polished metal underbelly. Reflections from the surroundings in the mirrored surface helps the path to blend in when viewed from underneath.
 
It’s a fun idea, but could other inhabitants of the upper floors start demanding their own private sky walkways? Or could you even cooperate with the neighbors and create a new communal garden this way?
 
 
©Zalewski Architecture Group

©Zalewski Architecture Group


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Surgical Intervention

Product definition

It is an intervention of an existing structure; the intervention can be partial or overall depending of each individual case.
 
It is based on the removal and/or modification of its mass, and the addition of architectural elements to define new functions such as retail, commerce, entertainment areas and public spaces commonly open to the public.


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