Arcosanti - An Urban Laboratory in the Arizona Desert.


We continue the reports from 9/12 to 9/19/2011.

The Lean Linear City provides active interconnectivity of urban environment and natural environment. Since its building foot print is contained within a 200m x 200m limit, Lean Linear City minimizes land development.

By doing so, protected land works as natural environment in the vicinity of urban environment to which inhabitants of Lean Linear City have access.

Compared to conventional city development, this proximity of nature is an advantage of the Lean Linear design. By just observing the nearby natural environment, people can experience the natural changes within urban environment, for instance, the change of seasons, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.

This experience of nature in movement is culminated by an urban park located in the middle of Lean Linear City as seen in the renderings. The color of the city will be following the color of trees and flowers in the urban park while different social activities could also be encouraged by each season.

This concludes this phase of reports on Paolo Soleri's LEAN LINEAR ARTERIAL ARCOLOGY.

The "Lean Linear City: Arterial Arcology" book by Paolo Soleri, in collaboration with the Arcosanti Planning Department, is scheduled to be published at the end of September.

You can view earlier reports and images of the Lean Linear City in postings
on 4/20/2005,
from 2/6 to 2/8/2006,
from 8/5/ to 8/14/2009,
from 11/27 to 12/14/2010.

[3D renderings & text: Youngsoo Kim]