This design from professional category finalist ash Vardhan Bhatter postulates a totally new form of transportation. By integrating a window and a compact bed area into a module that projects out from the side of a building, this design connects the inside environment of a home with the outside. It can then travel along tracks on the outside wall to take passengers from room-to-room across large buildings. It also enables people to comfortably enjoy both outdoor and indoor environments as they sit relaxing or working, or as they sleep.
While it has simple forms like other finalist design, the “pure” theme is most evident in the way this design focused on the essential experience of calmly enjoying a space that bridges the gap between inside and outside.
What does “pure” mean to you, and for your Polestar design?
Pure can be used to describe an object that is complete and free from complications. (This design) has a purity of purpose, in that it allows one to comfortably enjoy both the outdoors and indoors, even during a pandemic. A symmetrical, clean form makes it complete.
How would you describe the essence of your design to someone who hasn’t seen it before?
The essence of my design is simplicity. The idea came from a simple thought: what if this window could take me outside? Translating that simplicity to the design, keeping the essentials, and avoiding clutter were main focus areas. The Window Of Transportation is your home window that, when required, transmutes to a personal capsule running on tracks.
What is it about your design that you are most proud of, or that is most unique?
I am most proud of the ability the Window of Transportation has to bridge the gap between the indoors and the outdoors. One thing that people have missed during the pandemic is being able to go out; their only link to the outside world was the window at their house. Commuting in the window does away with this feeling of not being able to go out, enabling you to be safe in your vehicle while observing the outdoor environment comfortably.