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    Apr 09, 2014

    Green bubbles for polluted cities

    GIANT bubbles to surround gardens and buildings are the way forward for smog-plagued cities, architects told the South China Morning Post (SCMP).

    Orproject, an international architectural firm, believes that cities, such as Beijing and New Delhi, which suffer from poor air quality, could benefit from these artificial green lungs or bubbles.

    "Bubbles evokes design inspiration from the biomes of Cornwall's Eden Project and Singapore's Gardens by the Bay," architect Sean Quinn told SCMP.

    The dome could enclose a botanical garden with filtered air, and be controlled for both temperature and humidity. Its biomimetic structure is inspired by veins in leaves. Orproject estimates that Bubbles would cost about HK$5,150 (S$830) per sq m.