? CRITICAL MASS
is the first ‘major phase’ of development of Arcosanti. It is planned to be a town of 500 to 600 people who will live and work, study, and/or visit. This will be the staging ground for the subsequent larger development of Paolo Soleri’s most recent design for Arcosanti, Arcosanti 5000.
? CRITICAL MASS
is the first ‘major phase’ of development of Arcosanti. It is planned to be a town of 500 to 600 people who will live and work, study, and/or visit. This will be the staging ground for the subsequent larger development of Paolo Soleri’s most recent design for Arcosanti, Arcosanti 5000.

The Planning department is developing renderings of the Arcosanti Critical Mass buildings. The work is based on a new 3D model of the entire site. The design team includes Tomiaki Tamura, Scott Riley, Alfonso Elia, Young Soo Kim, and Nadia Begin. Young Soo Kim, recently graduated from the University of Arizona, developed the 3D model utilizing topographic maps and individual building plans.
This work was generated on a new 3D workstation purchased for the Planning Department. The Arcosanti 3D Model project (A3DM) was promoted by Habitat Coordinator Scott Riley.


? PIZZA PIAZZA.
Alfonso Elia created a 3D model of the Pizza Piazza based on the 1987 hand-drafted drawings of Tomiaki Tamura. The design was then imported into the Arcosanti 3D Model. The Pizza Piazza building is intended to be new quarters for a foundry and ceramics factory as well as galleries, a visitor’s center, housing, and public piazza.


? WEST CRESCENT.
Young Soo Kim created a new 3D model of the West Crescent, which will likely house a conference center, hotel, and residences. Currently the Planning Department team is developing a detailed program for the design of this building.
We continue this report with more renderings on Monday, April 6. 2009.

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