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photo "We have a society that is moving very rapidly to the super-, super-, super-consumptive," says architect Paolo Soleri. "And I'm proposing that might not be the final answer. So I'm saying, why don't we try a leaner alternative?" His leaner alternative is an experimental city, called Arcosanti, built into the side of a mesa in Arizona. Incorporating the geometry of the apse, or one quarter of a sphere, Arcosanti's buildings are built to absorb the spare winter desert sunlight and reflect its punishing heat during the summer. Many of his structures combine practical facilities with living quarters, eliminating the need for commuting. In fact, Arcosanti is entirely pedestrian -- there are no roads -- and requires about two percent as much land as a city of similar population.

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