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The Architecture of Possibility I: Dome House

The Architecture of Possibility I: Dome House

 ​“The Architecture of Possibility I: Dome House” exhibit opens on June 9th outside the the Arizona Room at Burton Barr Central Library in Phoenix. The exhibition is curated by The Cosanti Foundation’s Assistant Curator, Noémie Despland-Lichtert, and explores the history and current state of the Dome House (commissioned by Leonora Woods in 1949) in Cave Creek, AZ in relation to the origins and evolution of The Cosanti Foundation’s theory of arcology. The exhibition introduces viewers to the notion of early sustainability and energy conservation, desert masonry, and the architectural and artistic uses of found objects. The exhibition describes the Dome House design, questions the geothermal properties of the construction method, brings in perspectives of its current and past inhabitants, and presents archival materials from the Cosanti Foundation Archives at Arcosanti and the Mark Mills Papers at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Date:
Thursday, June 9, 2022 Show more dates
Time:
All Day Event
Time Zone:
Arizona Time (change)
Location:
2nd Floor, Arizona Room
Audience:
  Adults     All Ages     Seniors     Teens  
Categories:
  AZ History and Culture     Arts, Culture, Literature and Exhibits  

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