Southern Arizona Cultural Activities - Phoenix and Tuscon   2006-12-08

 

1. Phoenix - Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West - his winter home and studios, which supplemented his Taliesin East in Wisconsin.    Note the integration of the building into the landscape.

 

http://www.franklloydwright.org/

 

 

 

 

 


1a. Classic Arizona Saguaro cactus at Taliesin West.

 

 

 

 

2. Biosphere 2 in Tucson, AZ (http://www.bio2.com) .    Location of the closed system experiment in the 1990's to test environmental self-sustainment.    Useful in various types of environmental resource including NASA for long term space exploration.    fyi: Biosphere 1 is Earth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Frank Lloyd Wright's Biltmore hotel - Phoenix.

 

 

 

4. Cosanti Foundation - Scottsdale and Paradise Valley, AZ.    Architect Paolo Soleri displays his vision for the urban environment of the future that reduces environmental blight and integrates urban life into the landscape thus creating a more harmonious relationship between mankind and nature.

 

http://www.cosanti.org

 

 

 




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