Xiushui Township, Taiwan
Wang Hong Min has designed a conceptual pollution trapping system as a solution for urban areas to reduce air pollution by harnessing the power of the wind to allow for placement virtually anywhere in the cityscape.
Named Pure Bubble, the project recently won a 2022 Green Good Design Award from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.
The Pure Babble system identifies a method of combating urban pollution that highlights both functionalities as well as style in the cityscape.
It consists of a rod that holds the bubble-like devices in place, which can be set out into the air in a floating manner.
The orbs feature a layer of helium to give them buoyancy, while the second layer boasts a filtering function along with a TPA patented technology to allow for washing and reuse.
Each bubble has three layers that will help in improving the outdoor air quality where it will be floating around.
The first layer has helium to make it lighter and has hundreds of holes on its surface so air can go in and out.
The second layer meanwhile has a filtering function with a TPA patented technology and it can be re-used and rewashed.
The final layer is its recharging motor, powered by wind power when docked.
The Pure Bubble sucks in the polluted air and filters it in the central layer. It will then blow out once the air is cleaned and so you get the effect of bubbles flying in various directions.
Each bubble actually has a sensor and is also self-illuminating.
The mineral elements can be extracted once the pollutants have been removed. It is also designed to help clean water systems, for example collecting rainwater and turning it into something reusable.
These bubbles and the stand can be put up anywhere that has a port and that needs to have better air quality.
Project: Pure Bubble
Designers: Wang Hong Min
Manufacturer: Wang Hong Min