December 7, 2012
“Balcon additionel” by Julien Berthier
In cities, particularly dense cities like New York, outdoor space is as valuable as it is rare. Spacious, affordable apartments are already hard to find, let alone balcony apartments overlooking a park or green space like all those you see in the movies. Still, those city dwellers who are fortunate to have a balcony or terrace don’t always put it to good use, i.e. they aren’t knocking back drinks or cackling madly as they survey “their” domain. (That’s what the high life is supposed to feel like, right?) No, for many, the balcony can quickly be turned into a storage space or even be converted into a third bedroom, even if it’s not strictly legal.
The “balcon additionel” solves both problems: it gives residents a chance to experience life with a balcony, while not offering them a permanent solution for where to keep their neglected stairmaster. The pop-up balcony is sure to live up any dreary living situation, if only for a few hours at a time. Continue.