British student Eliza Hague introduces inflatable Greenhouses in the pink city of Jaipur


Jaipur city has been long known as the pink city of India due to the dominant color scheme of its architectural buildings constructed throughout the years on history.

Situated over 160 miles from the capital New Delhi, the beauty of Jaipur is recognized globally as the most colored and popular tourist destination in India. especially for architravelers (travelers who exclusively hunts for architectures and designs), who wish to overlook shades of pink monuments, museums, that warmly welcomes everyone along with the highest sense of hospitality.


Eliza Hague's Inflatable Greenhouses Invents Sustainable Addition of Food Sourcing on The Pink City of Jaipur at the design story the friendly people, the endless culinary, there's certainly more than just these in the pink city of Jaipur, such as the fact that they are currently on the way towards embracing a sustainable exposure on food sourcing.


Initiated by british design student, eliza hague, the design scheme was projected by the inflatable origami-like greenhouses that hague created to encourage local communities to grow their own food. the main purpose is to boost a more self-sufficient, plant-based diet, as to make an alternative solution to the growing demand of destructive meat-based farming. Eliza Hague's Inflatable Greenhouses Invents Sustainable Addition of Food Sourcing on The Pink City of Jaipur at the design story Eliza Hague's Inflatable Greenhouses Invents Sustainable Addition of Food Sourcing on The Pink City of Jaipur at the design story "if everyone on earth had this diet, we would need at least two planet earths to feed us all," said hague, as described on Dezeen.


India, despite the huge population, also consists of over 300 million vegetarians. hence, hague sees there will be a need for more land space to make greenhouse-grown crops so that the communities can produce their own vegetarian food.


The Indian government has also once talked about the incentive for people who are working in agriculture to use greenhouses instead of open land to grow crops. however, the most popular greenhouse covering material used is mostly polyethylene sheeting. the type sheet that requires replacing annually, thus, can make a large number of plastic wastes by the end of the year. Eliza Hague's Inflatable Greenhouses Invents Sustainable Addition of Food Sourcing on The Pink City of Jaipur at the design story hague envisions with the bamboo-paper greenhouses is to make it able to connect to shared houses constructed from soil in Jaipur, which has a high thermal mass from the city's extreme temperatures. the whole concept was sustainable, using a low-cost paper-like material from bamboo pulp, which considered highly sustainable and can make a local alternative to polyethylene plastic sheeting commonly used for polytunnels.


Eliza Hague's Inflatable Greenhouses Invents Sustainable Addition of Food Sourcing on The Pink City of Jaipur at the design story Eliza Hague's Inflatable Greenhouses Invents Sustainable Addition of Food Sourcing on The Pink City of Jaipur at the design story prior to the making of inflatable origami-like greenhouses, hague threw experimentation with variant forms of papers for the cladding. she chose paper because it is cheap, available in the site, lightweight, and also translucent.


to make the paper durable and weather-resistant, hague incorporates a sustainably sourced and locally manufactured bamboo which she covered in a shellac coating (a natural resin extracted trees), resulting in multiple sheets of bamboo paper and fold it like origami with hollow forms.


the beams can be transported flat on a selected site, as they can be inflated again with air to make the main structure of the greenhouse well-formed again. the smaller version of the origami modules can act as an infill beam to hold the overall structure up.


Eliza Hague's Inflatable Greenhouses Invents Sustainable Addition of Food Sourcing on The Pink City of Jaipur at the design story Eliza Hague's Inflatable Greenhouses Invents Sustainable Addition of Food Sourcing on The Pink City of Jaipur at the design story there would also be black sollar baloon sit between the infill beams, and the cladding in the form of fin that would expand and contract in reaction towards the sunlight, and creates an opening in the facade for ventilation.



As each individual might need around 40 meters-squared of greenhouse space to grow the food, hence hague created different types of potential typologies based on how many people living the house. bamboo-paper origami greenhouses, later on, would be shared by multiple families and able to provide each family member enough food to be self-sufficient.



Eliza Hague's Inflatable Greenhouses Invents Sustainable Addition of Food Sourcing on The Pink City of Jaipur at the design story the whole concept of creating communal greenhouse villages in the city's rural, and isolated areas, also adds a new addition for both the people and global exposure on the long-term vision of jaipur, the pink city.

Source : The Design Story

Photo credits: CNN | Dezeen


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