Can a Bubble Protect Beijing?

March 5, 2014


There was a silly movie called Bubble Boy that was released in 2001. It was about a boy who did not have an immune system so he lived his life in a bubble. Can places adapt this same bubble-like existence to create a safe, sterile environment?

What does this have to do with today’s world? Is this a fantasy future where a city is enclosed? Can this really solve the problems of the environment that our society has created?

Well a project by ORPROJECT entitled Bubbles may be the closest answer that a city can adapt to giving its residents a safe ‘outdoor’ experience in today’s polluted climates.

ORPROJECT, a London based architectural firm, (ORPROJECT’s other works will be discussed in another article) has developed beautiful, nature inspired designs in these four categories:

  • Installations
  • Buildings
  • Interiors
  • Explorations