Nature over design: the ruin of the BioSphere

by DRM

Biosphere 2 was a ill-conceived effort to recreate the earth’s ecosystem within an vast geodesic dome, a kind of Earth-pod on the surface of Earth.

BldgBlog is featuring the photos of Noah Sheldon, who recently visited the defunct structure and recorded nature’s steady creep. A dead building, BldgBlog proclaims. A dead building is one that gives its life over to nature and abandons its human intent.

A evocative series of photos that is somehow more poignant than typical shots of ruins, perhaps because of the awesome human arrogance that went into the creation of the structure.

from Dan McCarthy’s Stream