? This continues 5/27/09 report on the second series of 3D renderings of the plans for CRITICAL MASS at Arcosanti. [first series was published 4/3 and 4/6/09]
? This continues 5/27/09 report on the second series of 3D renderings of the plans for CRITICAL MASS at Arcosanti. [first series was published 4/3 and 4/6/09]

TEILHARD DE CHARDIN CLOISTER. The Teilhard de Chardin Cloister is a conference and housing facility located immediately south of the East Crescent. Twelve small housing units will be built along the top of the cloister, with an open air theater below. The rendering shows the theater view. Profiles of the people in the rendering represent current Arcosanti residents and some alumni. Photos were taken and photo montaged by Alfonso Elia and Youngsoo Kim.


? ARCOMEDIA. Two large basilicas with concave and convex shape on the west and east side of the Teilhard de Chardin cloister are called Arcomedia. Galleries and the new Soleri Archive will be located in Arcomedia. The interior space with the natural light is represented in the rendering.
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 next report within this series will continue with the third phase of these renderings, which will include realistic photo montages.
3D models and renderings for this report were produced by the planning department design team, Alfonso Elia, Youngsoo Kim and Graphics Intern Stephano Massa.

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