Remembering Paolo Soleri


Soleri’s basic idea was that architecture and ecology are inseparable in their effect on people. In his view, technology always moves toward miniaturization, just as nature tends toward complexity and compactness. Human habitation, he believed, must also move toward more compact, multilayered and multidimensional spaces instead of scattering or spreading across the landscape. For me, Soleri meant many things, one of them being reggae concerts at the amphitheater he designed in the high desert of New Mexico.

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