Paolo Soleri, Italian-Born Architect Known for his Arcological Principles (1919-2013)

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At the age of 93, noted Italian-born architect and visionary Paolo Soleri died today of natural causes at his Arizona home, Cosanti. Known for coining the word ‘arcology‘ –a combination of ‘architecture’ and ‘ecology’– Soleri’s most visible arcological project is Arcosanti, an experimental dwelling in the Arizona desert. The Cosanti Foundation has posted his full obituary.

Last year I visited Cosanti, his gallery, studio, and residence located in Scottsdale, Arizona and wrote about my experience here on Laughing Squid. Here are some of the images from that visit:

Cosanti, The Gallery, Studio & Residence of Italian Architect Paolo Soleri

Cosanti, The Gallery, Studio & Residence of Italian Architect Paolo Soleri

Cosanti, The Gallery, Studio & Residence of Italian Architect Paolo Soleri

Cosanti, The Gallery, Studio & Residence of Italian Architect Paolo Soleri

Scott Beale visited Arcosanti in 2002 and took some photos there:

Roadtrip 2002

Roadtrip 2002

image 1 via The Cosanti Foundation, Cosanti photos by Rusty Blazenhoff, Arcosanti photos by Scott Beale

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