The continuous wall could be a dam or retaining wall against a cliff provide vertical structural ribs and surfacesto accommodate most of city amenities within. The linear nature of the wall mophology gives logistical corridor function at different levels.
We are offering prints, impeccably reproduced from Paolo Soleri’s original sketches depicting a variety of Soleri structures drawn in 1970s. These limited edition prints are made in 2012.
Many of Soleri’s earlier urban structures were shaped plant-like, rooted in the ground. Their upward growth optimizes the maximum exposure to the sun. As if the leaves absorbing the light and collecting the rain to reclaim the dispersed energy in the natural cycle.
Soleri’s vertical towers integrate not only urban functionality within, but also resonate with the rhythm of the surrounding nature, sometimes referred by Soleri as “Cosmic Potentials.”