Located in the exclusive Paradise Valley suburb of Phoenix is Cosanti, the studio of artist Paolo Soleri. Soleri is best known for his experimental desert community, Arcosanti, about an hour north of the Valley and his stunning Soleri Windbells.
Soleri was born in Italy and lived there until 1947 when he moved to the U.S. and studied under famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesen West here in Arizona. He had a wide range of creative interests, including everything from ceramics and sculpture to urban planning; focusing on anti-waste and self-sustainable environments.
Since his death in 2013, Cosanti has remained open to the public, seven days week and offers free admission. It’s registered as an Arizona Historic Site, has a unique “bio-climatic architectural environment” and features Soleri’s original design elements. I hope you enjoy this photo journal of my recent visit to Cosanti in Paradise Valley, Arizona.
Do you own a Soleri Windbell? Have you visited Paolo Soleri’s famous Arcosanti (just north of Phoenix)?