A R C O S A N T I

   ARIZONA 
   
 
Arcosanti is a experimental town by Paolo Soleri designed according to the concept of arcology (architecture + ecology).
The arcology concept proposes a highly integrated and compact three-dimensional urban form that pursued the opposite of urban sprawl, with its inherently wasteful consumption of land,energy and time, tending to isolate people from each other and community life.

In an arcology, the built environment and the living processes of the inhabitants interact as organs,tissues and cells do in a highly evolved organism. This means that multiple systems work together,coordinated and integrated to minimise waste while maximising efficient circulation of people and resources, employing multi-use structures and exploiting solar orientation for lighting, heating ,cooling, food production and aesthetic impact.



















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