The History - Why Bells?

Paolo Soleri, the founder of Arcosanti, started making bells long before building his most famous architectural work Arcosanti, an Urban Laboratory and concept of compact city design.

With dirt and water, he simply dug a hole, poured in clay, and made a bell. This bricolage approach with maximum resource efficiency became the norm in his work. He saw that the bell is a great miniature example of an apse, and knew he could prototype aspects of large buildings on a smaller scale with bells.

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