A Window Morphs Into A Spacious Balcony

There’s now a way to transform boring glass window into a balcony that will add more living space to any apartment or condominium unit.

Amsterdam-based design firm HofmanDujardin has designed a “convertible” window that transforms into a balcony just by touching a button, Domain.com.au reports.

The prototype was announced around seven years ago, according to Gizmodo, which noted that the morphing technology could become a hit with tenants who want to install an al fresco experience in their homes.

Dutch manufacturer Kawneer has made the design a reality, including the engineering specifications to make it safe and sturdy for home use.

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“Hybrid windows” is a niche market that’s becoming more popular. Last year, Velux announced a similar concept for its Cabrio Balcony that turns a small area in a loft or attic. Industrial designer Aldana Ferrer Garcia also created a design called Hopper Niche that extends a pop-up window like a an accordion for extra lounging space.



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