Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Photo: Biosphere 2 Exterior
It must have been a creative challenge for the architects and engineers to design the Biosphere. It is a unique structure for a very unusual purpose. I don't know, but I suspect that it is the only structure built for the purpose of having people live inside for years without any physical contact with the outside world.
The Biosphere 2 is enclosed. It is covered with glass, so rain does not fall. It is sealed so outside air does not get inside. It sustained human and plant life inside for several years while the experiment was active.
I am sure that there was not a course in architecture school on how to design such structures.
This week we are showing another set of underwater photos from our recent trip to the Galapagos Islands posted on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.