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Arcosanti

Last updated Jul 5, 2022 Edit Source

A provocative concept of a compact city designed not around roads and cars but around people.

Designed and established by Paolo Soleri, around same time as the counter-cultural movements of “back to the land”

Arcology: the mixture of architecture and local ecologies

Dispersal is antagonistic to life. Density is the only morphology that can give us a lively existence.

Wanted it to be a caravansary, a traditional inn with central courtyard for travelers in the desert regions of Asian or North Africa that often served as a stopover for ideas.