SomePeople is an award-winning design and innovation studio based in NYC. We focus on the application of cutting edge technologies, such as robotic fabrication and computational tools, in architectural design and construction.
Today, the speed and pressure of everyday life can cause anxiety, discomfort and frustration. The purpose of the “Sky Gazing Tower” is to address issues and challenges that citizens of global cities face everyday, such as social anxiety, stress, and agoraphobia, by creating an installation that provides a personal space for the public to decompress while gazing at the sky. The “Sky Gazing Tower” gives space and time to each individual to just stare at the sky alone, while being surrounded by a hanging translucent pink membrane that diffuses the light and creates a soothing environment. The installation ia a low-cost lightweight structure that can be easily assembled and transported. It consists of a white steel frame and vinyl pink membrane stripes that hang loosely from the top ring, covering the upper part of the body but leaving the legs visible to the public making clear that the tower is occupied. The translucency of the membrane allows a subtle connection with the exterior while at the same time provides a place of retreat.