The renderings of “Solare – The Lean Linear City” and “Arcosanti: Critical Mass,” presented over the past few weeks,
were produced by the Cosanti Foundation planning department.
The primary design team included Tomiaki Tamura, Scott Riley, Young Soo Kim, Alfonso Elia, and Valentina Lucherini, with help from others.
This effort was made possible in part with the addition of two new, more powerful computers, custom built for us by The CAD Store of Peoria, AZ.
[photo from front to back]: Planning interns Felly Tesei Limpangui, Erica Bazzini and Vittorio Leone.
Valentina Lucherini and Young Soo Kim.
The renderings were first presented at Paolo Soleri’s 90th birthday celebration, to an audience mostly comprised of alumni.
The next day Arcosanti supporter Joan Baron assisted in collecting over $2000 in donations from alumni and others for a new computer. Many thanks to Joan and the donors for their support!
[photo from front to back]: Young Soo Kim, Valentina Lucherini, Erica Bazzini and Felly Tesei Limpangui.
The most recent computer is now in use at the workstation of Valentina Lucherini.
Also custom built by The CAD Store, this computer includes an Intel i7 Quad Core processor and an Nvidea Quadro FX 3700 Graphics card.
When Vale’s computer is “thinking” we can toast bread with the heat!
Work continues on both the Arcosanti and Solare projects, including program and population studies and new renderings.
[photo: Valentina Lucherini]
Many Thanks for your generous donation to the following alumni:
MONIQUE DE LOS RIOS-URBAN
L. MICHAEL KALOUSEK
RALPH H. KRATZ
ABBY GELLES KNOTT
PETER VAN ERP