Soleri produced a series of schematic structures integrating an idea of renewable energy (using the benefits of Solar, wind, tide, etc.)) in early 1950s. He called it “Cosmic Potentials.” The sun’s energy collected at the lower level is distributed tothe upper units via thermal “chimney” effect.
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.”