Bloomframe : Innovative Window which can be Transformed into a Balcony

Bloomframe : Innovative Window which can be Transformed into a Balcony

Bloomframe is an innovative window designed by Hofman Dujardin Architects from which can be transformed into a balcony. Opening the Bloomframe window offers the possibility to step outside and enjoy the outdoor space. With one simple movement, light, air and space are added to the interior. The dynamic balcony offers a solution for compact apartments in dense urban areas. The Bloomframe balcony can be installed in new and existing building.

The Bloomframe® balcony, designed by Hofman Dujardin Architects and developed and manufactured by Hurks geveltechniek, is the winner of the prestigious Wallpaper* Design Award 2009 in the category Most-life-enhancing-product.” Additionally it’s picked up – 1st prize Audi Design Award 2008, 1st prize Red Dot Design Award 2008 Germany, Nomination Index Design Award 2009 Denmark, Nomination Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany 2009, and Nomination MKB Innovation Top 100 2009. – Via – Notcot

For those of you who are curios how a simple window can become a balcony there is a video that will show you how this new idea works. Take a look and tell me what you think about this …

13 comments

  • Oliver September 4, 2009 at 13:39 PMLogin to Reply →

    this is absolute fantastic … great idea and very functional.

  • Fernando Mendes September 4, 2009 at 14:37 PMLogin to Reply →

    I bet that it’s cheaper to just build a static balcony. And I can’t find a reason why a balcony should be retractible.

  • LK September 4, 2009 at 17:15 PMLogin to Reply →

    At first sight the idea of the Bloomframe window seems intriguing. Yet I wouldn’t trust the device’s capability to hold the weight of one or two persons, their chairs and table. Nor would I trust the force of the floor glass that has to be stepped on. The re-inforced materials and their mountings to the wall of the house might probably exceed the physical requirements of a conventional balcony as the unit is moving and will clearly strain the surrounding stationary elements. The need for extra energy is another aspect to be considered.

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  • HowardG September 8, 2009 at 09:13 AMLogin to Reply →

    Surely you’re having a retardation day!?

    That you second guess a German manufacturer of this exciting product and the intelligent people (committees?) who awarded them prestigious multiple times that the thing will break / drop somone into space / demolish the building or even collapse when the weather gets ugly kinda demonstrates you should keep your trust or lack of it to yourself. Or risk foolhardiness.

    This is an exceptional idea in many cities and price brackets where space and income are restricted (Japan!?)or at a premium.

    And for the following thoughtless commenter I can think of dozens of reasons why a retractable (CORRECT spelling) is a great idea. Many times a static balcony is simply not cost effective, confined by space or an available past option. Again – just think…

  • Karen September 10, 2009 at 01:21 AMLogin to Reply →

    Wouldn’t the glass on the lower panel be a problem in terms of either safety/price? Plus the bottom window would get really really dirty very easily =P

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  • Fluidmoon October 15, 2009 at 12:57 PMLogin to Reply →

    Interesting idea… It would be nice to see a building with a lot of balcony’s like this, and see how it changes the aspect of the building when random balconys are open or closed…