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Paolo Soleri introduced his most recent design in Arcology Theory during a conference at FALA 2005 in Macau, China. FALA stands for The Forum of Asia’s Leading Architects. SOLARE, the Lean Linear City, is proposed as a possible alternative to the developing technocracy now endorsed and pursued by China. SOLARE proposes the development of a habitat that may respond to some of the critical situations now taking form in China. ?

Paolo Soleri introduced his most recent design in Arcology Theory during a conference at FALA 2005 in Macau, China. FALA stands for The Forum of Asia’s Leading Architects. SOLARE, the Lean Linear City, is proposed as a possible alternative to the developing technocracy now endorsed and pursued by China. SOLARE proposes the development of a habitat that may respond to some of the critical situations now taking form in China.
[Image: Cosanti Foundation & text: sa]



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SOLARE proposes a continuous urban ribbon, designed to intercept wind patterns of the region. Two main parallel structures of thirty or more stories extending for kilometers to hundreds of kilometers are one of it’s main characteristics. Each module can accommodate a population of about 1500 people and the spaces for productive, commercial, institutional, cultural, recreational, and health activities. Each module is able to harvest a percentage of its energy needs on the spot, in addition to the staple harvests, such as fruits and vegetables.
[Image: Cosanti Foundation & text: sa]



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The climate controlled volume constituting the inner park defined by the two structures features a greenhouse in winter and a parasol in summer.
[Image: Dennis Gerigk & text: sa]



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At the base of the city are the greenhouse aprons [southerly side] and orchard aprons [northerly side].

Paolo Soleri will present this new concept of SOLARE during the event scheduled at Arcosanti this week-end, April. 23.
[Image: Dennis Gerigk & text: sa]

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