Arcosanti - An Urban Laboratory in the Arizona Desert.


March 03. 2014

The first workshop of the year spent one of their five weeks at Cosanti, working with Roger Tomalty.

[photos by Colleen Connery]

Here we see part of the group trimming trees and landscaping.

Painting the framework for awnings.

Digging for the footing of a block wall...

Learning to lay a block wall...

And in between lots of work projects, visiting Taliesin and here the Domehouse.

More about workshop activities in the next post.

This continues our report about participants in the last 2 workshops who worked on light weight earth cast panels as part of their Phoenix field trips.

[photos by Aimee Madsen, text by Roger Tomalty]

After curing for over a week the panel pieces were carefully lifted from the earth form. 

Earth still adhearing to the concrete was washed away with water.

 - Roger Tomalty

This report continues on 8/12/2013.

February 08. 2013

Cosanti this week hosted a special evening for the Concierges and tour directors of many of the resort hotels in the Phoenix Valley, and also the staff of WHERE magazine. WHERE is the guidebook that is in every hotel room in our region. Our advertising figures prominently in each issue.

These tourism professionals, several of whom we have known for many years, are important to the life of both Cosanti and Arcosanti. They are the ones who when asked by winter guests, “What are the most interesting places we could visit today?” answer, “You must see Cosanti and Arcosanti and the famous Soleri Windbells!”

[Photos and text by Cosanti Foundation President Jeff Stein]

Our sunset reception this past Wednesday evening, an in-depth tour of Cosanti by Roger Tomalty, and a dramatic night-time bronze pour by the Cosanti foundry staff were all meant to show these friends, new and old, why visitors to Arizona should not return home without experiencing the ideas, sights and sounds embodied by the fantastic architectural spaces that are Cosanti and Arcosanti.

As you read this now, we hope you, too, are planning to visit this winter.  We look forward to seeing you here!

February 01. 2012

This year Cosanti was one of the pit stops for the United Blood Services "Tour de Hero" annual bike ride, which took place last Saturday, January 28. 2012.


Many in the valley of sun grabbed their bikes to help United Blood Services save lives in honor of National Volunteer Blood Donor Month, created to help raise awareness and recruit donors for the Arizona community blood program.

Seeing many on bikes buzz by Cosanti, seemed fitting on a couple different levels; Paolo Soleri being pro-citizen involvement and an avid bicyclist himself.

[photos & text: Aimee Madsen]

On Friday, January 13. 2012, I met with John Meunier's 6th year ASU architecture students at Cosanti foundation to introduce that place to them in terms of architectural "intricacy".


[photo: Prof. John Meunier, ASU & text: Cosanti Foundation President Jeff Stein]

October 22. 2010

COSANTI announces its 2010 Holiday Sale!
Wednesday through Sunday, October 20th - October 24th, 9am - 5pm.

There are only three days left to get 20% savings on most Paolo Soleri bronze windbells. The sale is only at COSANTI, an Arizona Historic Site, which features terraced landscaping, experimental structures and a spectacular display of Soleri Windbells.

The beautiful bronze windbells make perfect gifts and are a major source of funding for building at Arcosanti.

COSANTI will ship your bells if needed and be sure to enter the drawing for a free windbell.

The sale is only at COSANTI, 6433 E. Doubletree Ranch Road in Paradise Valley, Arizona. (Located one mile west of Scottsdale Road on south side of Doubletree Road and 200 ft east of 64th/Invergordon.)