The Bloomframe technology has been in the works for years now. The architects caused quite a stir in 2008 when they released a video rendering of the project and, later that year, a functional prototype at the “Batimat” exhibition in Paris. The model featured an opaque floor, yet the freshly released video shows two panels of glass which fold out into the air.
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Creating a product that is both safe and sleek has proved to be a challenge, yet developments continue to be made so the Bloomframe façade can be incorporated into construction in the coming years. High-end residences will likely feature the window-balcony combination first, yet perhaps the trend will take off to become a part of every neighborhood.
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