Design USA: Contemporary Innovation

PAOLO SOLERI

Ground Villages, Mesa City Project, 1961. Paolo Soleri.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT, 2006

Architect Paolo Soleri (Italian, b. 1919) has dedicated his life’s work to experimentation in urban planning. After settling in Scottsdale, AZ, in 1970, Soleri established the Cosanti Foundation and began designing Arcosanti. This desert “urban laboratory” was based on his concept of “arology,” an early attempt at combining architecture with experiments in sustainable living.

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