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
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.