Soleri / Mesa City to Arcosanti

40 ft long Soleri design for Mesa City, 1959
The Mesa City plan is where Soleri began articulating his urban design principles of high density living 
that is in harmony with nature.

Soleri has a history of using rolls of butcher paper for his architectural drawings.  
There was still a roll of it in his office when I was there last December.

Paolo working on Mesa City at Cosanti

Soleri's sketchbook

That's quite a cover...

It looks like he's had it for quite a while.
Source: Life Magazine, 1966

1959 Aluminum apse model

Now those are some land use designations

This exhibition ends April 28.