Gorgeous Bubble Gardens Pop Up in the Streets of Paris

by , 12/07/10

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The bubble gardens were sponsored by The Dutch Flower Council to celebrate the popularity of houseplants in Paris (a recent study showed that 8 out of 10 French homes have indoor plants). The 4 pop-up structures served as walk-in greenhouses and spaces for reverie amid the city’s urban environment.

The giant bubbles were installed from November 26th through the 28th in Gare Montparnasse, Place Saint Germain, Bercy Village and Place Colette. Those entering the exhibition, formally called “Ma Bulle, Ma Plante, & Moi” (My Bubble, My Plant & Me), enjoyed the beauty and fresh air of the surrounding foliage. The organizers, inspired by Andy Warhol‘s saying that everyone gets their “15 minutes of fame”, wanted all who visited the bubbles to have their “15 minutes of green!”

The Dutch Flower Council’s study also found other interesting statistics — 17% of respondents have plants in their office, and 16% have plants both at home and work. What is a bit disappointing, and unexpected, was that the majority of non-plant owners were in the youthful age group of 18-24. When questioned on the reasons for owning houseplants, the study’s most popular response was that breathing fresh air and observing the plants bought serenity, calmness, and closeness to nature. We love that this exhibition used highly engaging strategies to promote the benefits of humans connecting with plants.

+ Ma Bulle, Ma Plante & Moi

Via Springwise

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  1. Thomas Hart Architect L... December 9, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    These are really cool! As an Architect LEED AP, I’m currently working with an growing system inventor & an air supported dome company to assist clients with DIY (Do It Yourself) or Custom Build to Suit ~ local organic farms, flower gardens & tree plantations. See http://www.newleaf.com.sg Let us know if we can help you on your property!

  2. Lea Bogdan December 9, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    @scottfrancisco – some of the images are renderings put together by the designers prior to the exhibition, but we have also included actual photos from inside the domes. So yes, they were real!

  3. Binishell Modular Shelt... December 9, 2010 at 10:02 am

    […] basic idea behind these dome-like structures is to substitute formwork and heavy machinery with air. Instead of big cranes, low air pressure is […]

  4. Jill Fehrenbacher December 7, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Wow this is very cool!

  5. conundrum49 December 7, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    this is awesome…. i would love to have these around here… or in my backyard

  6. scottfrancisco December 7, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    These look an awfull lot like Photoshop renderings… are they real?

  7. eschrichtius December 7, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Beautiful–can these be deployed indoors as well? Would be neat to have a door on each end so you could walk through a series of them

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