? This continues the report from the “Jump Now” exhibition.
[see previous postings on 9/24, 10/15 and 10/17/08].
Two of Paolo Soleri’s Arcology models were sent to Suwon-Seoul, South-Korea, for this exhibition. One of them is the URBIS ET ORBIS Space Arcology model, here displayed at the Nam June Paik Art Center.
All the exhibiton photos came from Soleri Archives Director Tomiaki Tamura, who traveled to Korea especially to supervise the installation of this model. ? This continues the report from the “Jump Now” exhibition.
[see previous postings on 9/24, 10/15 and 10/17/08].
Two of Paolo Soleri’s Arcology models were sent to Suwon-Seoul, South-Korea, for this exhibition. One of them is the URBIS ET ORBIS Space Arcology model, here displayed at the Nam June Paik Art Center.
All the exhibiton photos came from Soleri Archives Director Tomiaki Tamura, who traveled to Korea especially to supervise the installation of this model.


? The URBIS ET ORBIS model weighs over 360 lbs and is wired with a 4-channel sequential chaser that creates a rotation of lights.
[Tomiaki] “The space model installation was a challenge, but done successfully to hang in an open mezzanine level space.”


? This photo was taken at the Cosanti Foundry, when the model was first completed.
It was built for the TWO SUNS Exhibition, featured by Xerox Coorporation at the Xerox Square Exhibit Center in Rochester, NY, in 1975.

URBIS ET ORBIS:
Prompted by renewed interest in space colonization, Paolo Soleri re-examined his concept of an orbiting arcology and in 1975 developed this version: URBIS ET ORBIS.
In this model, the climate extremes of space have transformed the arcology into a totally protective envelope. Rotating on its five-kilometer axis, the arcology incorporates seven cylindrical landscapes, one inside another, ranging from water and materials storage in the regions closest to the landscape where gravity approaches that of earth, to a highly technological landscape in the center where gravity is near zero. Surface area, of all the landscapes together, is some 300 kilometers.

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