There’s a fantastic article in today’s New York Times about Arcosanti. What’s that you ask? In my mind, it is/was the first eco-concious city of the future. In other’s it’s the mad idea of architectural genius Paolo Soleri. Before there was Masdar City (a much more commercial development), there was Arcosanti and Soleri.
I’m not going to repeat what the article has to say, but instead will say that Soleri’s books and philosophy were highly influential on me as a designer–not so much the visual, but the ideas. I hope I will get to visit one day…it’s been on the list for years!
View the slide show with images of making the bells here.