Remnants of the Biosphere

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Sat, Jan 9th, 2010 21:01 by capnasty NEWS

Fascinating gallery and piece on a failes science experiment building.

Photographer Noah Sheldon got in touch the other week with a beautiful series of photos documenting the decrepit state of Biosphere 2, a semi-derelict bio-architectural experiment in the Arizona desert.

The largest sealed environment ever created, constructed at a cost of $200 million, and now falling somewhere between David Gissen's idea of subnature?wherein the slow power of vegetative life is unleashed "as a transgressive animated force against buildings"?and a bioclimatically inspired Dubai, Biosphere 2 even included its own one million-gallon artificial sea.

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